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2017-2018 Full-time Study Programme Guide

Achieve your dreams

At Bedford College and Shuttleworth College


welcome to bedford college and shuttleworth college Bedford College and Shuttleworth College are dedicated to helping you achieve your dreams. Not only by providing you with a great education in environments that reflect the world of work, but also by offering you individual support to meet your specific needs, via our personal tutors and Student Support team. Our education and training options are vast, including a wide range of full-time study programmes and many subjects that you will not find at local schools. What’s more, choosing to study at Bedford College or Shuttleworth College means that you have access to other unique resources and opportunities such as our Job Shop service and a guarantee that you can progress on to the next level of study with us. We also offer you a success guarantee so you can be confident that you will achieve the qualification you set out to gain (terms and conditions apply – visit: www.bedford.ac.uk).

Read on to find out how we can help you achieve your dreams.

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Contents KEY INFORMATION Open Days

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FULL-TIME STUDY PROGRAMMES

10 reasons to study with us

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Access to Higher Education 36

How to apply

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Animal Sciences 38

Bedford & Kempston Campus

10

Art & Design 42

Shuttleworth College Campus

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Business 48

Frequently asked questions

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Care & Childcare 52

Qualifications explained

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Future career prospects

20

Student support

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College life

24

Student achievements

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English for Speakers of 76 Other Languages

Full-time study programmes

26

Floristry 78

Fees and funding

28

Foundation Education 82

Apprenticeships

30

Hair & Beauty

Computing 58 Construction 62 Electrical Installation 68 Engineering 72

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Higher Education

140

Horse Management 90

The Bedford Sixth Form

141

Hospitality & Catering 94 Land & The Environment

100

Motor Vehicle

106

Outdoor Adventure

112

Performing Arts, Music Technology & Media

116

Plumbing

124

Sport

128

Travel & Tourism

132

Uniformed Public Services

136

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Open DaYS Our Open Days are a great opportunity for you to see exactly what Bedford College and Shuttleworth College have to offer, and discover for yourself the atmosphere of our well-established and highly supportive College where students are encouraged to become mature and independent learners. • Take a tour • Talk to tutors and current students • ‘Have a go’ with our interactive activities and demonstrations • Ask our Student Services advisers all of your questions BEDFORD & KEMPSTON CAMPUS Including Cauldwell Street Campus, BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre and Vehicle Technology Centre

Wednesday 2 November 2016, 5.00pm-8.00pm Tuesday 24 January 2017, 5.00pm-8.00pm Wednesday 15 March 2017, 5.00pm-8.00pm Thursday 11 May 2017, 5.00pm-8.00pm Wednesday 21 June 2017, 5.00pm-8.00pm Thursday 24 August 2017, 2.00pm-7.00pm

SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE CAMPUS Saturday 5 November 2016, 9.30am-12.30pm Saturday 28 January 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm Saturday 11 March 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm Thursday 25 May 2017, 5.00pm-8.00pm Thursday 24 August 2017, 2.00pm-7.00pm

BEAT THE QUEUES

Pre-register your place online now at www.bedford.ac.uk/opendays

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TERM DATES AUTUMN TERM 2017 Monday 11 September 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017 Half-term: Monday 23 October 2017 to Friday 27 October 2017 SPRING TERM 2018 Monday 8 January 2018 to Thursday 29 March 2018 Half-term: Monday 12 February 2018 to Friday 16 February 2018 SUMMER TERM 2018 Monday 16 April 2018 to Friday 22 June 2018 Half-term: Monday 28 May 2018 to Friday 1 June 2018

KEEP IN TOUCH THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Like us on Facebook

Facebook.com/BedfordCollege Facebook.com/ShuttleworthColl

Follow us on Twitter @BedfordCollege @ShuttleworthCol

Follow us on Instagram @bedfordcollege @shuttleworthcollege

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10 reasons to study with us

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You’ll receive excellent education from day one.

3 93%

Our vast range of study programmes ensures you’ll find something you love, opening up more choices, opportunities and experiences. Studying with us gives you strong future prospects.

6 We have strong links with hundreds of employers in every industry area to find the best placement for you.

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We’re so confident this will see you achieve the qualification you are studying with us, that if you don’t, we’ll give you £100 or refund any fees paid.* We provide employment opportunities for our students.

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Our latest industry environments ensure you’re ready for work.

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5 We’ll make sure you achieve your best, whatever your needs. We have held the Matrix quality standard since 2004. Matrix is an independent organisation that measures and assesses the information and services we provide.

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RECOMMENDED

90% We’ll help you progress and achieve your full potential.

Don’t just take our word for it – listen to our students.

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how to apply STEP 1 SHORTLIST YOUR FAVOURITE STUDY PROGRAMMES AND APPLY ONLINE We have over 100 different full-time study programmes on offer. Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/courses

STEP 3

ATTEND AN OPEN DAY AND APPLY ONLINE Speak to the tutors, tour the campus and apply online for your chosen programme on the day. See page 4 for the latest dates.

STEP 4

ATTEND AN INTERVIEW

ATTEND YOUR WELCOME DAY

If your application is successful, you may be asked to come in for an interview. For tips on how to prepare for a successful interview visit: www.yourspaceonline.net

You will need to attend a Welcome Day on Monday 4 July 2017 where you will get a taste of college life, meet your tutors and make new friends.

STEP 5 GCSE ADVICE DAY Didn’t get the GCSEs you wanted? Visit our Open Day on Thursday 24 August 2017 to discuss your options.

DON’T FORGET

to provide your correct contact details so we can keep in touch with you. 8

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STEP 6 START YOUR STUDY PROGRAMME Our term begins on Monday 11 September 2017.

YOU CAN APPLY AT ANYTIME You don’t need to wait until you get your exam results.


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BEDFORD Kempston Campus Situated at the heart of the town on the banks of the River Great Ouse, our £15 million refurbishment has resulted in a campus to be proud of with everything you need in one place, including: LEARNING RESOURCES CENTRE (LRC)

Fresh and modern, the LRC is a great place to study outside of classes. If you need to get a project finished, or meet classmates for some group study, there are workspaces and computers available for your use. There are over 30,000 items in the LRC, including a growing number of e-resources. Having the books you need online means you can learn at home or wherever you go – something that is proving very popular with our current students.

MUNCH & MOCHA RESTAURANT AND COFFEE SHOP

Our restaurant and coffee shop is the ideal place to debate your last class over a coffee or savour a delicious lunch with friends. There are also plenty of take-away options available. 25 RESTAURANT

INDUSTRY-CLASS WORKSHOPS If you are studying a course such as Engineering or Construction, our realistic working environments will help you hone your technical skills. Get your hands on a real aeroplane engine or practice your technique in workshop bays designed for carpentry, electrical work and more. YOURSPACE COMMON ROOM The hub of the College community, this room is your dedicated space to relax between classes. It’s also a great place to meet new friends on different courses, as it is a communal space for all students on campus.

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Our Hospitality & Catering students plan, prepare and serve lunch and dinner to students, staff and members of the public in our working kitchen and restaurant. Find out more and see what’s on the menu at: www.25restaurant.co.uk


SPRINGS SPORTS & LEISURE CENTRE We have a great gym on campus with top-class equipment, a fitness studio and full-sized sports hall. Available to all students, you can join in with dance fitness classes or a range of team sports. Our Sport Academy provides fantastic opportunities for progression into professional clubs and national teams for students from all sporting backgrounds. The Academy offers top training and coaching in the sports of football, rugby and basketball, and you will have the chance to compete on behalf of the College.

£2 MILLION MARGARET STANSFELD BUILDING

SOUTH BANK ARTS CENTRE The South Banks Arts Centre is home to our Art & Design and Performing Arts, Music & Media students. This impressive building includes: graphic design suites, photography suites, art rooms, fashion and textile workshops, music technology and recording studios, video studios, a dance studio and theatre. Even if you don’t use the Centre as part of your course, you can enjoy exciting events, visits and talks throughout the year. See the full timetable at: www.southbankarts.com

This beautiful new building, in keeping with the historic streetscape, opened in 2015 and provides a specialist environment for students aged 16+ with learning difficulties and disabilities. GAS & PLUMBING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE Our City & Guilds and British Plumbing Employers Council (BPEC) approved training centre based in Kempston, will provide you with some of the most advanced equipment in the UK including, solar panels, photovoltaic (PV) panels, rain water harvesting, Dimplex ground source, heat and air pumps, and unvented hot water systems.

BROOKS HAIR & BEAUTY SALON

VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

Our modern working commercial salon on Bedford High Street is home to our Hair & Beauty students, where they provide treatments to paying customers. There are modern hairdressing facilities, several treatment areas with therapy beds and a nail bar. Visit: www.brooksspa.com to find out more and treat yourself to your own pamper session.

Also based in Kempston, our dedicated automotive training facility is the ultimate environment to develop your technical vehicle repair skills. The Centre is kitted out with engine and repair bays, paint mix and spray rooms and a body repair area – the ultimate environment for a budding mechanic.

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TRAVEL TO BEDFORD TRAVEL BY BUS Buses run frequently from all over the local area and stop less than a 10 minute walk away from our Cauldwell Street Campus and BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon. Visit www.stagecoachbus.com for the most up-to-date information.

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Route number

Location

Frequency

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Kempston (via Bedford Road)

Every 12 minutes

2

Elstow Park & Ride site

Every 12 minutes

3

Fenlake

Every 30 minutes

4

Goldington

Every 30 minutes

5

Elms Farm

Every 12 minutes

6

Brickhill (Tyne Crescent)

Every 12 minutes

7

Woodside

Every 30 minutes

8

Great Denham

Every 30 minutes

9

Shortstown

Every 12 minutes

10

Goldington

Every 10 minutes

40

Milton Keynes

Every 60 minutes

41

Northampton

Every 60 minutes

42

Ampthill & Flitwick

Every 45 minutes

50

Rushden & Kettering

Up to every 60 minutes

51

Clapham & Oakley

Every 30 minutes

52

Cranfield

Every 20 minutes

53

Wootton

Every 20 minutes

71/72

Shefford & Hitchin

Every 30 minutes

73

Sandy & Biggleswade

Every 30 minutes

74

Biggleswade

Every 60 minutes

81

Clophill & Luton

Every 60 minutes

X5

Cambridge-Oxford

Every 30 minutes

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TRAVEL BY CAR There is limited student parking at our Cauldwell Street Campus. You will need a student permit to park and pay £1 per day. Please note, having a permit does not guarantee you a parking space. TRAVEL BY TRAIN Bedford’s mainline station is just over a 10 minute walk from both our Cauldwell Street Campus and BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon, with the smaller Bedford St Johns station only five minutes from Cauldwell Street. Visit National Rail at: www.nationalrail.co.uk for full information on train times and ticket prices. WHY NOT WALK OR CYCLE TO COLLEGE?

There are bike racks at our Cauldwell Street Campus and you can download a copy of Bedford Borough Council’s Cycle Map from our website at: www.bedford.ac.uk/travel


TRAVEL TO KEMPSTON TRAVEL BY BUS These centres are served by bus route numbers 52 and 53, stopping just outside the Woburn Road Industrial Estate and running between Bedford town centre and the villages of Marston Moretaine (52), Cranfield (52) and Wootton (53). TRAVEL BY CAR Free on-road parking is available at both of our Technology Centres, with easy access to Woburn Road Industrial Estate just off the major A421 road.

TRAVEL BY TRAIN The nearest station to our Vehicle Technology Centre is Kempston Hardwick, which is served hourly by the Marston Vale Line between Bletchley and Bedford.

TRAVEL BURSARY Help with travel costs may be available to students studying a full-time study programme (Advanced Wilden Level or below). In 2016/17 students had to:

Ravensden

Roxton

• be aged 16-18 on 31 August that year • live more than three miles (driving distance) from the campus they will be studying at Renhold Great Barford A1 • have a household income of £30,000 or less • not be eligible for financial support for travel from their Local Authority.*

Oakley Clapham

A428

Bromham

A4280

Box End

Cauldwell Street Campus Kempston Campus

Find out more including current eligibility requirements at: www.bedford.ac.uk/travel

Bedford

Sandy

*Please note these are subject to review and can change, visit our website to get the latest costs. Cople

A6

Hatch

Cardington

A1

A421

Wood End

Wixams

Bigglesw Old Warden

Wilstead A421

Marston Moretaine

A6

Millbrook

Shefford

Clophill

Ampthill

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Shuttleworth COLLEGE Campus The 500 acre Shuttleworth College Campus is not just a beautiful place to study, its unique working environments will provide you with everything you need to succeed on our Animal Sciences, Horse Management, Land & The Environment and Outdoor Adventure courses. You will have access to: • Learning Resources Centre • Information Learning Technology suites • Munch & Mocha Restaurant and Coffee Shop • Job Shop ‘pop-up’ shop • Walled garden, lakes and parkland • Blue Cross award-winning Animal Unit

TRAVEL BURSARY If you travel to Shuttleworth other than by College bus and you are studying a full-time course (Advanced Level or below), you may qualify for a travel bursary as long as you: • are aged 16-18 on 31 August 2017 • live more than three miles (driving distance) from the campus you will be studying at • have a household income of £30,000 or less • are not eligible for financial support for travel from your Local Authority.* Find out more at: www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/travelbursary *Please note these are subject to review and can change, visit our website to get the latest costs.

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• Kingshill Farm (livestock and arable land) • Mechanisation Centre of agricultural machinery • Mount Pleasant Equine Centre • Indoor and outdoor sports facilities, pitches and courts • Fish farm and lakes • Woodland and conservation area


TRAVEL BY BUS We provide a comprehensive College-run bus service to local towns and villages in the surrounding area depending on demand, including: • Ampthill • Arlesey • Baldock • Barton • Beeston • Bedford • Biggleswade • Bletchley • Brampton • Buckden • Caddington • Clifton • Clophill • Dunstable • Eaton Bray • Eaton Socon • Flitwick • Great Barford • Harlington • Hatch • Haynes • Houghton Regis • Hitchin • Huntingdon

• Kensworth • Langford • Leighton Buzzard • Letchworth • Little Paxton • Lower Stondon • Luton • Maulden • Meppershall • Milton Keynes • Potton • Sandy • Shefford • Shillington • Streatley • Stevenage • St Ippolyts • St Neots • Stotfold • Toddington • Westoning • Wilstead • Woburn Sands

TRAVEL BY TRAIN The nearest mainline railway station is Biggleswade, which is served twice-hourly by the Peterborough to London Kings Cross line, stopping at nearby towns. Our Campus is just a 10 minute bus journey (see left) or trip by taxi from Biggleswade station. TRAVEL BY CAR Our campus benefits from ample free car parking on site and is a short distance from the A1, with easy access from Biggleswade, Sandy, St Neots, Hitchin and Stevenage, as well as Bedford. ACCOMMODATION If travelling to our Shuttleworth College Campus is difficult for you, we may be able to offer you a place in our halls of residence. You’ll get your own single study bedroom plus access to a modern common room complete with kitchen facilities, comfy chairs, sofas and TV. In 2016/2017 our accommodation cost was £3,960 per year including full board during the week (subject to change, check online for latest information). Help with costs for our halls may be available to you through our residential bursary– visit: www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/accommodation

Find out the latest information on where our bus service stops at: www.shuttleworth.ac.uk/travel

SUBSIDISED BUS TRAVEL The College-run bus service is subsidised depending on your household income. Last year the cost was £150 per term if you have an income of £30,000 or less and £225 per term for an income over £30,000. It is cheaper if you pay for the whole year at £405 or £640 respectively.* *Please note these are subject to review and can change, visit our website to get the latest costs.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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PARENT FAQs

STUDENT FAQs

When was your last Ofsted inspection?

Are the term dates similar to school and how long is a typical day? College terms are slightly shorter than school terms, (see page 5 for our 2017-2018 term dates), but our day is longer than most schools – typically running from 9.00am-4.30pm.

The College was last inspected by Ofsted in March 2014 and graded ‘Good’ with outstanding features. We live outside of Bedfordshire. Can my son/daughter still come to Bedford College? Yes. Unlike the school application process, college places are not based on where you live. My son/daughter has always received free school meals. Will they have to pay for their lunches at College? Your son/daughter may be able to continue to receive free meals in the campus restaurants. You can apply for this through the Bursary scheme. Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/support How can I keep up to date with my son/ daughter’s progress? We hold parent consultation evenings and issue student progress reports twice a year. What costs are involved in coming to College? If your son or daughter is aged 16-18 our fulltime study programmes are free to study, but coming to College can involve other costs, such as equipment. Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/ support for full-time study programme cost information. Will my son/daughter be safe at College? We are committed to making sure all of our students are safe and happy during their time here at College. If your son/daughter ever has any concerns they can speak to their personal tutor or a member of our specially trained safeguarding team in Student Services. There is also a ‘Staying Safe’ button on Moodle, the student intranet, which they can use to report an incident such as bullying. The College also has a team of trained counsellors.

We recommend you come along to an Open Day to find out everything you all need to know – see the latest dates on page 4.

Who can I turn to when I need help with my studies? As a full-time student you will have a personal tutor, who will provide you with continual support during your time at College. What if I need additional support with my studies? We have a fantastic additional support team for those students and apprentices with particular needs, such as dyslexia, hearing or visual impairment. What do people do after they finish College? An impressive 93% of our students continue in further study or go on to paid employment or an apprenticeship after College. Is there anywhere to go between lessons? In addition to the Learning Resources Centre and Munch & Mocha Restaurant we also have a student common room – Yourspace – which has its own kitchen and TV room. What opportunities will there be to meet new people and make friends? Our students come from all different schools and colleges across the region so everyone is in the same position. There are a number of enrichment clubs and activities held during lunchtimes (see page 24) which are the perfect way to meet new people outside of your study programme.

HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION? Just ask! Call us on 01234 291000.

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QUALIFICATIONS EXPLAINED We are committed to helping you achieve your dreams and guarantee your progression on to the next level with us. This table illustrates how we can support you to progress all the way from Entry Level up to Level 6.

Study Programme

Level 6

Level 5

• Top-up Degree Level 6

• Higher National Diploma (HND) • Foundation Degree (Fd)

Typical Entry Requirements • Level 5 qualification or • Related industry experience

• Level 4 qualification or • Related industry experience

Equivalent

BA (Hons)

Bachelor degree (year 2)

• Higher apprenticeship

Level 4

• Higher National Certificate (HNC)

• A-Levels or

• Higher Level apprenticeships

• Related industry experience

• BTEC Diplomas

Level 3

• Access to Higher Education • Advanced Level apprenticeships

• Level 3 qualification or

• 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths or

Bachelor degree (year 1)

A-Levels

• Level 2 Qualification One year

Level 2

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• BTEC Certificates and Diplomas • Intermediate Level apprenticeships

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• 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths or • A qualification at Level 1 Two years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in a relevant subject or • Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered

GCSEs A*-C or 9-3


HIGHER EDUCATION OR A HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP We have high expectations for our students. 47% of our Advanced Level (Level 3) students went on to study a degree after studying with us last year. They went on to study subjects at over 91 institutions across the UK in 2015, including: • Anglia Ruskin University • Aston University • Birmingham City University • Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC) • Edinburgh Napier University • King’s College London (University of London) • Manchester Metropolitan University • Nottingham Trent University • University of Bristol • University of Nottingham • University of Southampton All of our Advanced Level full-time study and apprenticeship programmes have a UCAS points value.

NEW GCSE GRADES The new GCSEs will be awarded in August 2017 using a new grading system. The new GCSEs will be graded 9–1, rather than A*–G, with grade 9 being the highest and set above the old A*. Grade 4 is equivalent to the old grade C. Old GCSE structure

GCSE/A-Level equivalent

A*

9

A

8 7

B C

6 GOOD PASS RATE (DfE) C and above = 4 and above

5 4

D

3

E

2

F

1

G U

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Future CAREER PROSPECTS LOOKING TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE CAREER PROSPECTS? BEDFORD COLLEGE CAN HELP!

AWARD-WINNING ADVICE Our expert careers advisers from the Student Services team will provide impartial guidance to help you make the right course and career choices. They will give you a range of support including help with job applications and information on your options in work, training and higher education.

JOB SHOP At the Bedford College Job Shop, we understand how competitive the job market has become and aim to support you to reach your career goals. As part of our promise to you, we are committed to getting you into full-time employment or an apprenticeship when you finish College, if you decide that higher education is not for you.

IMPROVING YOUR EMPLOYABILITY As part of your study programme, you’ll also gain skills that will help to improve your employability – in other words, skills that increase your chances of gaining and keeping work. These include written and verbal communication so you are able to express yourself clearly and confidently at interview, as well as other technical skills including numeracy, computing and more. You’ll also gain personal work skills – enhancing your ability to work as part of a team and behave professionally. For more information visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/studentsupport

It is a free service and also offers help and advice on CV writing and interview technique from our team of careers advisers.

WORK EXPERIENCE As part of your full-time study programme you will undertake relevant work experience. We have strong links with hundreds of employers in every industry area to ensure we find the best placement for you. For instance, Business students have undertaken work experience with local banks and Sport students with local school clubs and activity groups.

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The Job Shop is here to assist you with the following during your time at College and beyond: • Apprenticeships • CVs and application forms • Cover letters • Essential employment skills • Interviews • Job hunting • Local labour market information • Part-time work to support your study Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/jobshop to find out more.


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STUDENT SUPPORT ACADEMIC SUPPORT We know that assignments or exams can seem intimidating, which is why our study programme tutors ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible when preparing for and completing any academic assessments on your chosen programme. WELLBEING Your wellbeing can affect your learning. Should you ever need to talk to someone confidentially about issues in your private or College life, our Student Services team are here to help. We also offer a dedicated counselling service with trained members of staff. FINANCIAL ADVICE Money matters shouldn’t stop you coming to College, which is why our Student Finance team are available to advise you on sources of financial help including any grants, bursaries or support funds that might be available to you. See page 28 for more on financial help.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT Our Additional Support team are on hand to ensure that your individual learning needs are met. They can help you with everything from developing assignment skills and providing specialist equipment to helping you to access specialist support staff if you have dyslexia, hearing or visual impairments. Call our team on 01234 291905 to find out how they can help. HELP AND ADVICE YOU CAN TRUST The Student Services team at Bedford College are proud to have held the Matrix quality standard since 2004 – awarded in recognition of the professionalism and quality of our support and guidance. Matrix is an independent framework for all organisations to measure and assess the information and services they provide.

For more information about the help and support offered by our Student Services team, or to speak to one of our advisers, call our help desk on 01234 291934 or email studentservices@bedford.ac.uk

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cOLLEGE LIFE ENRICHMENT College life should be a good balance of work and fun. We aim to give every student the opportunity to access free enrichment activities that will broaden your horizons, help you to develop new skills and contribute to your personal and social development. The options are so varied that you can feel like you’re journeying to a different world without leaving Bedfordshire! Some of the activities we have offered in the past include:

• Badminton

• Netball

• Basketball

• Photography

• Book club

• Rugby

• Football

• Student magazine

• Gym • Handball

• Yoga

STUDENT AMBASSADORS More and more employers, universities and colleges are looking for the qualities, skills and experiences that make you stand out from the crowd, and becoming a Student Ambassador will do just that. We will provide you with the training and support you need and you will receive a Student Participation Award in recognition of your involvement. You can help at a range of activities including:

STUDENT VOICE Each year students nominate peers for the Student Voice Group. The group is an opportunity to hear our students’ views and is run by students, supported by Student Services. The Student Voice Group aims to:

• Blogging for the College website

• organise fundraising activities

• Focus groups

• represent students’ interests on the Board of Governors and Student Executive.

• Open Days • Workshops and careers fairs

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• improve student life at Bedford College • give students a voice in the running of the College


student ACHIEVEMENTS Bedford College is now firmly established as one of the most successful in the country, and the achievement of our learners is paramount to our success. Here are a few highlighted stories of our students who have gone on to achieve great things. HORTICULTURE STUDENTS WIN SILVER AT IDEAL HOME SHOW

Horticulture students from Shuttleworth College achieved a silver medal in the 2015 Ideal Home Young Gardeners Show Garden. POWERING AHEAD Powering towards a great career, with the help of Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP), is 17-year-old Oskar Kutyla who won the 2016 Engineering Student of the Year award at Bedford College. This award included a cheque for £500 and a week’s work experience at the Formula One powertrain company in Northamptonshire.

ROYAL ACADEMY EXHIBITION

Of 1,400 students nationwide who submitted pieces of work to the 2016 Royal Academy of Arts exhibition, only 45 were selected to be included and, of those, four were Bedford College students. PLUMBING STUDENT ONE OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY

TOKYO 2020 BOUND Table-tennis champion and full-time Sport student Daniel Bullen is working his way towards the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics having recently taken a gold medal in a National School Games event. AWARD-WINNING FLORISTS Two Intermediate Level Floristry students won the Zwetsloots Florist of the Year 2015 Trophy.

Former plumbing apprentice Matthew Jakeman, who works for Pronto Plumber of Bedford, won a bronze medal at the UK Skills Show. Matthew is now working full-time in the plumbing industry.

STEPPING UP THE MEDALS TABLE IN COMPUTING Oliver Davis won gold in the 2015 UK Skills Show at the NEC. Oliver, aged 20, has progressed through the full-time study programmes in Computing here at the College and improved on his bronze medal in the previous year.

HIGH NOTE FOR MUSIC STUDENTS Representing Bedford College for the 2016 Battle of the Bands at the Stables, MK were the winning band, ‘Weighted Space’. The group comprised of five first year Music Performance students, who competed against 10 other schools and colleges to win the event. Call: 01234 291000 Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk

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OUR FULL-TIME STUDY PROGRAMMES WHAT ARE STUDY PROGRAMMES? In today’s competitive market, employers and universities are looking for much more than just a qualification. At Bedford College, alongside your industry-recognised qualification, you’ll also study English and maths and improve your personal and employability skills. You will either study at Intermediate Level and progress on to Advanced Level, or start at Advanced Level. See page 18 for our qualifications guide. Your study programme will provide you with: • A nationally-recognised qualification • English and maths skills. If you have a grade D or 3 in GCSE English and maths you will be required to re-sit these qualifications. Those with a GCSE grade 2 or below will be required to study functional skills English and maths to work towards resitting GCSE English and maths. • Work experience. Every student will have a minimum of 20 hours per year/programme of external work experience • Personal development skills • Study skills • Employability skills • And possibly additional vocational learning and qualifications, depending on the programme you choose

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WHY DO I NEED ENGLISH AND MATHS? English and maths qualifications are essential whichever path you want to take in today’s world of work and education:

JOBS Many employers complain that too many young people lack the literacy (English) and numeracy (maths) skills needed for jobs in today’s workplace. In fact, these are the skills that employers demand above all others.

FURTHER OR HIGHER EDUCATION If you want to continue in education, you’ll find that entry on to higher level courses also requires grades A*-C or 9-4 in GCSE English and maths. The requirement to continue studying English and maths is not about resitting exams, but increasing your skills and widening your opportunities.


BUILDING YOUR SUCCESS This is what your full-time study programme will consist of:

Nationally-recognised qualification

English and maths

Personal development

Communication

Self-esteem

Employability skills

Willingness to learn

Study skills

Problem solving

Teamwork

Work ethic Personal responsibility and resilience

Self-motivation

Personal presentation

Flexibility Work/ voluntary experience Additional vocational learning Time management

How to self-manage

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FEES FUNDING We don’t believe that money worries should ever be a barrier for people coming to our College. That’s why we offer a range of financial support packages, some of which could be available to you. These may include help with essential costs, travel or meals. Further details on all of the financial support that we offer are available online at www.bedford.ac.uk/finance or by contacting our Student Services team – call 01234 291934 or email studentservices@bedford.ac.uk WILL I HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING FOR MY PROGRAMME? There are two types of costs associated with full-time study programmes at our College – tuition and exam fees, and additional costs. TUITION AND EXAM FEES If you’re a school leaver aged 16-18 years old on 31 August 2017, the tuition fees and any exam registration fees for all of the courses in this prospectus are FREE, except for Access to Higher Education courses where a fee may be charged. If you’re aged 19 or above, you may have to pay a fee – please check online at: www.bedford.ac.uk/finance for further information.

ADDITIONAL COSTS For some of our programmes, you may have to pay for certain things you need in order to successfully study your subject. These can include specialist textbooks, uniforms or equipment, as well as trips and visits that boost your understanding of your subject. You can find out if there are any additional costs for your study programme online at: www.bedford.ac.uk/finance

If you are aged 19-23 on the start date of your chosen course and looking to study your first Level 2 or Level 3 qualification your study programme may be FREE.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS If you have not been living in the UK for the last three years, or if you are on a student visa, different fees may apply to you – contact us on 01234 291000 (+44 1234 291000 from overseas) to find out more.


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apprenticeships As an apprentice, you’ll get all the benefits of studying with Bedford College for an industry recognised qualification, while working in your chosen industry. We are the largest apprenticeship provider in the county, which means we offer a wide range of apprenticeships for you to choose from. The apprenticeship programmes we offer are listed in the programme pages from page 38. WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP? An apprenticeship is a programme of workbased learning. To be enrolled as an apprentice an organisation must have offered you a contract of employment and agreed to pay your wage and support you throughout your training. Your job role must include a range of work relevant to the apprenticeship qualifications you wish to undertake. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? Apprenticeships take between one and four years to complete depending on the type and level undertaken. HOW WILL I SPEND MY TIME? For most apprenticeship programmes, you will need to attend College, either for one day per week (day release) or for a few weeks at a time (block release).

THE BENEFITS You’ll need enthusiasm and commitment to study and work in a particular industry, but the rewards will be significant: • get the best of both worlds by earning as you learn • choose from a wide range of practical trades and jobs • gain industry-recognised qualifications, Functional Skills and specialist techniques that could see you progress to high-level jobs in your chosen sector • learn from valuable job experience and time spent developing your skills on a day-to-day basis • after finishing, 90% of apprentices will stay in employment with 71% staying with the same employer1 • employers believe that apprentices are 15% more employable than graduates with other qualifications2.

DID YOU KNOW? • We work with over 1,000 employers • You can study an apprenticeship from GCSE to degree level • The average pay is £170 per week • We trained 1,592 apprentices last year • You can start an apprenticeship at any time of the year

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APPRENTICESHIP QUALIFICATIONS Apprenticeships are training programmes that combine paid employment with study at Bedford College to gain both work experience and recognised qualifications in your chosen career. To start an apprenticeship, you must already be employed within the industry you wish to train in. If you don’t have an employer, we can help you find one, or you can browse our current vacancies at: www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Apprenticeship

Equivalent Level

Higher – Levels 4-7

Foundation Degree level and above

Advanced – Level 3 Advanced Level is usually a progression route from the Intermediate Level

A-Levels

Intermediate – Level 2 Most (but not all) apprenticeships start at Intermediate Level

5 GCSEs A*-D or 9-3

TO FIND OUT MORE: Visit www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships and click on FAQs or call our Apprenticeships Recruitment Team on 01234 291747, or email apprenticeships@bedford.ac.uk

DID YOU KNOW? We also offer specialist engineering apprenticeships from the Bedford College Engineering Technology Centre based in Houghton Regis and Accountancy, Business and Health & Social Care Apprenticeships from Luton Training Centre based in Luton town centre. Call: 01234 291000 Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk

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APPLYING FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP To apply for an apprenticeship you must be 16 or over. Here are your steps to success! I AM LOOKING FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP

I HAVE ALREADY BEEN OFFERED AN APPRENTICESHIP

STEP 1

STEP 1 Look for vacancies on the Bedford College website www.bedford.ac.uk/apprenticeships

You can either contact the Business Development Team yourself or your employer can with the following information: Name of the company

STEP 2 If you find an apprenticeship you are interested in, check you meet the criteria and complete the online application form.

STEP 3 Your application will be reviewed by our Recruitment Team within 48 working hours.

STEP 4 You will be invited in to meet with the Recruitment Team to complete your English and maths assessments and to discuss your application before it is sent on to the employer on the vacancy closing date.

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Contact name Contact telephone number

STEP 2 A member of the Business Development Team will be in contact with the company to confirm that they have offered you an apprenticeship.

STEP 3 We will visit your employer to discuss your apprenticeship and carry out health and safety checks.

STEP 4 You will be invited in to the College to complete your English and maths assessments and enrol on to your apprenticeship.

I WANT AN APPRENTICESHIP BUT I CAN’T FIND WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR If you can’t find the type of Apprenticeship that you are looking for or you are unsure about meeting the entry criteria, you can contact us on 01234 291747 or email apprenticeships@bedford.ac.uk


APPRENTICESHIPS WE OFFER

CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

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ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

DID YOU KNOW? If you take out an Advanced Learner Loan to fund an Access to HE course, then go on to complete a higher education course, you’ll be eligible to have the balance of your Access to HE Advanced Learner Loan written off.

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS If you are a mature student without the standard qualifications to enter higher education, this one year intensive course is for you. Our Access courses build the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to progress on to higher education in the subject area you’re interested in. These courses are recognised by universities across the UK and allow entry on to higher education courses in your chosen specialist area. You will gain a good introduction to your chosen subject, develop your study skills and increase your confidence and ability with this level of study. The course takes one year and, on completion, you will gain an Access to Higher Education Diploma. All pathways will include compulsory English and maths, as well as research skills units.

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course insights BUSINESS STUDIES

COMPUTING

SOCIAL SCIENCES

• Business Communications • Business Environment • Introduction to Finance • Introduction to Marketing • Introduction to Psychology • Management Accounting • People in Organisations

• Computers & Society • Current Systems • Database Design & Construction • Designing & Authoring a Website • Hardware & Software • Introduction to Programming • Networks

• Crime & Deviance • Mental Illness & Society • Psychology • Social Policy • Social Welfare in Britain • Sociology

COMBINED SCIENCES

NURSING & HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS (INCLUDING MIDWIFERY)

• Cells • Chemistry • Circulation & Gaseous Exchange • Defence & Immunity • Ecology • Further Physical & Organic Chemistry • Homeostasis • Introduction to Chemical Reactions • Microbiology • Nervous System • Nutrition & Digestion • Practical Science Skills • Reproduction & Genetics • The Periodic Table

TEACHER EDUCATION • Chemistry • English • English Literature • Human Biology • Mathematics • Practical Science • Research Skills • School Based Experience; Education, Curriculum and Early Learning • Science for Teachers

• Cells • Circulation & Gaseous Exchange • Defence & Immunity (Nursing & Healthcare Professions only) • Foundation Midwifery (Nursing & Healthcare Professions (including Midwifery) only) • Health Studies • Homeostasis • Microbiology Visit www.bedford.ac.uk/access • Nutrition & Digestion for full course information and • Psychology to apply. • Reproduction & Genetics • Sociology

rita's story STUDYING: COMBINED SCIENCES I work part-time as an agency carer but I’ve always wanted to go to university to study pharmacy, which would enable me to give patients better treatment and make their lives more comfortable. I really enjoyed chemistry, mathematics and the science practical exercises, and conducting experiments was very interesting. For example in biology we checked the catalyst reaction on human tissue from the heart, lungs and kidneys and in chemistry we did experiments which assessed the synthesis of aspirin.

I also think the research work we did is going to be invaluable when I get to university. Now I know how to research and reference correctly, which is very important at university and not something that is always taught at A-Level.

YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT BEDFORD COLLEGE

A number of Access students decide to continue studying here at Bedford College on one of our higher education courses and some go to study at universities across the UK.

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Animal SCIENCES

DID YOU KNOW? The Animal care industry is worth ÂŁ1 billion to the UK economy. It has 13,000 businesses, 78,000 employees and lots of volunteers.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our Animal Science programmes at Shuttleworth College Campus offer the practical, hands-on experience you will need to pursue a successful career working with animals. Our Animal Unit won the Blue Cross Animals in Education Award in 2013, so you will be learning in first class facilities. The Animal Unit strongly supports and encourages the use of innovative learning technologies such as QR codes and augmented reality in helping you make the most of your learning experience whilst at the centre. Depending on your programme, you will have the opportunityto go on local and overseas field trips. Our second year Advanced Level students go on an exciting study tour. Recently, this was to Holland with visits to the internationally-renowned Burgers’ Zoo, Apeldoorn Primate Park and Harderwijk Dolfinarium. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

HIGHER EDUCATION AT SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE • Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc)

• Animal Science BSc (top-up from FdSc)

Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire.

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Animal Management

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Animal Care

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

86% In 2015 86% of students went on to degree-level study, at colleges and universities such as Aberystwyth, Nottingham Trent and Southampton, or moved straight into paid employment at companies including Pets at Home and Walton Lodge Veterinary Group.

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB ZOOKEEPER

ANIMAL CARE WORKER

Zookeepers not only work in zoos, but in aquariums and animal safari parks with all types of different animals. Starting salaries are up to £16,000. Senior zookeepers can earn between £17,000 and £24,000 a year.

This job entails looking after animals in kennels, rescue centres and sanctuaries. In addition it could also involve working for organisations such as the Blue Cross and RSPCA. Starting salaries are around £11,000 a year.

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ANIMAL CARE INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2) CODE: B336 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE What will I study? This study programme will provide you with an introduction to working with animals. There will be a large amount of practical study, which will allow you to develop your skills in all areas of animal care, including animal health, animal feeding, animal handling and habitat conservation. There will also be an emphasis on biology and gaining a basic understanding of how the animal body works. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Land-Based Studies BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in animal care Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered. What qualifications will I gain? • Animal Care BTEC Level 2 Diploma AND • English and maths skills Your future opportunities

ANIMAL MANAGEMENT ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) CODE: B348 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE What will I study? This study programme is ideal if you are interested in animals and science, and wish to pursue a career in the animal-related sector. You will have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to care for, and work with, a range of animals, as well as gaining a solid foundation to progress into employment, higher education or further training. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Animal Care Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Animal Management BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths skills UCAS points available: Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress on to our Animal Management Foundation Degree (see our Higher Education prospectus for more information), or into employment within the animal care industry.

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art design DID YOU KNOW? There are over 150 different careers you can go into including architect, graphic novel author, photographer and animator.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our Art & Design students produce amazing, awardwinning work. Year on year our HND Graphic Design students beat UK universities in industry-set challenges for creative solutions in advertising and marketing. You too will have the opportunity to exhibit your work to the public in the College’s spectacular Art & Design End of Year Show, as well as have plenty of opportunities to enter competitions to showcase your talents, enabling you to network with professionals from the industry. Our students often have the chance to work with external businesses. The Art & Design BTEC Foundation Diploma Pre-Degree team, for instance, have worked with the Content Manager and photographer at John Lewis, Fine Art engineer Alex Chinneck and Fine Artist Andy Holden as part of an inspirational speaker programme. You’ll study in our £6 million South Bank Arts Centre, complete with industry standard 3D model making and animation equipment, screen and silk screen printing, dark rooms, drawing studios, graphic design studios with the latest Apple Macs, specialist workshops and art gallery. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION AT BEDFORD COLLEGE • 3D Applied Design BTEC HNC/HND • Games, Art & Animation BTEC HNC/HND • Fashion & Textiles BTEC HNC/HND • Fine Art BTEC HNC/HND

• Graphic Communication BA (Hons)

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

Validated by, and leads to an award of, The University of Northampton

• Graphic Design BTEC HNC/HND • Photography BTEC HNC/HND

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • 3D Applied Design

• Fashion & Textiles

• Art & Design Foundation Diploma

• Fine Art

• Animation, Illustration & Games Design

• Interactive Design

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

• Graphic Design • Photography We also offer apprenticeships in Creative & Digital Media and Graphic Design. To find out more see page 30 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Art & Design

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

94% In 2015 94% of students went on to degree-level study, at colleges and universities such as Bournemouth, De Montfort and Plymouth, or moved straight into paid employment at companies including Jessop and Creative Graphics International.

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB GRAPHIC DESIGNER

PHOTOGRAPHER

Communicating information through imagery and lettering on anything from adverts and posters to packaging, creating effective design concepts that will catch people’s eye. Starting salaries can be around £18,000 a year. With experience, Senior Designers can earn between £33,000 and £50,000.

A professional photographer will usually focus in a particular sector, such as social (weddings/portraits), advertising, press and photojournalism, fashion, corporate and scientific. Assistant photographers can start on around £12,000£17,000 a year, while an experienced photographer can earn anything between £18,000 and £50,000 a year.

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ART & DESIGN INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

ART & DESIGN ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) 3D APPLIED DESIGN

CODE: L498 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: L055 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

What will I study?

What do I need to start?

What will I study? This exciting study programme will encourage you to experiment in a diverse range of disciplines, such as interior and product design. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of materials, including glass, wood, metal, ceramics and plastics. Mixed media and non traditional approaches and techniques will be encouraged, alongside research as a basis for design development, informed by drawings and sketchbook work.

Duration: 1 year

What do I need to start?

This study programme will introduce you to a wide range of art, design and craft techniques through a mix of studio-based projects, lectures, teamwork and one-to-one teaching. You will develop a comprehensive portfolio of work that reflects improvements in your ability and gain an insight into various disciplines within art and design.

• 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in art and design. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered What qualifications will I gain? • Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities You can progress on to one of our Art & Design Level 3 programmes at Merit level or above (see next entries).

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills You will be required to show a portfolio of your own work at interview. What qualifications will I gain? • Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS points available: Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress on to studying our 3D Design HNC/HND – see our Higher Education prospectus for more information. Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress to employment in a field related to your subject specialism. Career paths could include restoration, furniture design, jewellery making, interior architecture, ceramics and craft items.

ART & DESIGN ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) ANIMATION, ILLUSTRATION & GAMES DESIGN CODE: L055 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? During this study programme you will be exposed to a variety of different types of animation such as 2D, 3D and stop motion. You will also explore Illustration and Games Concept Art Design, with some aspect of Level Creation. You will gain experience in using a variety of programs, including the Adobe Suite and Maxon’s Cinema 4D. What do I need to start? Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills You will be required to show a portfolio of your own work at interview. What qualifications will I gain? • Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS points available: Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress on to studying our Games Art & Animation HNC/HND – see our Higher Education prospectus for more information. Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress on to employment in a field related to your subject specialism.

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ART & DESIGN ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) FASHION & TEXTILES

ART & DESIGN ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) FINE ART

ART & DESIGN ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) GRAPHIC DESIGN

CODE: L055 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: L055 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: L055 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

What will I study?

What will I study?

What will I study?

During this study programme you will explore various aspects of fashion and textile design, including surface pattern for fashion and interiors, fashion visualisation and illustration, and sculptural textiles/fashion. You will also have the opportunity to learn silk screen printing, machine and hand embroidery, paper making, fabric manipulation techniques, draping, transfer printing, computer aided design, felt making, and drawing. The emphasis will be on experimentation with materials and ideas generation for fashion, textile, interior and illustration outcomes.

This study programme will give you the flexibility to work with a range of materials, techniques and processes, often dipping into other subject areas, such as digital media and video. The core programme offers painting, sculpture, printing, experimental photography and a range of open ended projects designed to challenge your ability to think and work creatively.

This study programme will give you a strong insight into illustration, typography, advertising, layout design, packaging and drawing using a variety of media and techniques. You will also learn how to use the Adobe Creative Suite software: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, AND Apple’s Motion for graphic animation and digital photography.

What do I need to start?

What do I need to start?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths

What do I need to start?

• Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills

• Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills

What qualifications will I gain?

What qualifications will I gain?

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS points available: Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress on to studying our Fashion & Textiles HNC/HND - see our Higher Education prospectus for more information. Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress into employment.

• Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS points available:

OR

• Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

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UCAS points available: Up to 168

Your future opportunities

Your future opportunities

You can progress on to studying our Fine Art HNC/HND - see our Higher Education prospectus for more information. Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress to employment in a field related to your subject specialism. Future careers can range from working as practicing artists and illustrators, to gallery work, teaching, art events management and more.

You can progress on to studying our Graphic Design HNC/HND - see our Higher Education prospectus for more information. Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress to employment in a field related to your subject specialism. This programme will equip you with the skills required for careers in advertising, packaging design, web design, illustration, art direction, brand identity, layout design and animation.

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ART & DESIGN ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) PHOTOGRAPHY CODE: L055 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme will give you the opportunity to explore different lens-based media and learn about film-based and digital techniques, including darkroom techniques and image manipulation. You will develop personal projects that explore themes and ideas connected with the potential of photography to record, document, narrate and challenge. You will learn how to select photographic equipment and technologies that are appropriate and fit for purpose. What do I need to start? Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Art & Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

ART & DESIGN BTEC FOUNDATION DIPLOMA (PRE-DEGREE) ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) CODE: L500 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme will enable you to explore and experiment with a wide range of concepts, ideas and materials, in addition to giving you the opportunity to focus on your chosen specialist area and build up your portfolio of work. This programme is highly recommended if you have completed A-Levels (or a Level 3 equivalent qualification) and want to progress on to a degree-level course in an art and design subject at university or college. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Equivalent Level 3 qualification What qualifications will I gain? • Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma

AND

UCAS points available:

• English and maths qualifications if required

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UCAS points available:

You can progress on to one of our HNC/ HNDs in your chosen art and design discipline (see our Higher Education prospectus for more information), or an Art & Design-related degree.

Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress on to studying our Photography HNC/HND - see our Higher Education prospectus for more information. Alternatively, you can apply for a university course in a relevant subject, or progress to employment in a field related to your subject specialism.

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business

DID YOU KNOW? The number of businesses in the UK is forever growing. In 2015, there were 5.4 million private sector businesses in the UK, up by 146,000 since 2014.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our Business department is accredited by professional bodies, including the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). This means that you can be confident that the skills you are learning have real value in industry. You will undertake a work placement as part of your study programme, giving you valuable experience within the industry, alongside various trips to see how companies work. Our students have recently visited Woburn Safari Park, Luton Magistrates Court, Westfield and British Airways to aid the units of the courses including Customer Services and Law. Students also took part in activities and simulations that enabled them to develop the skills required to deliver outstanding customer service and gained an understanding of its impact on the reputation and performance of the airline. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION AT BEDFORD COLLEGE • Accountancy AAT Level 4 Diploma

• Business BTEC HNC/HND

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Accountancy

• Business Studies We also offer apprenticeships in Accountancy, Business Administration and Management Accounting. To find out more see page 30 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Accountancy

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

• Business

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB BUSINESS ANALYST

98% In 2015 98% of students went on to degree-level study, at colleges and universities such as Nottingham Trent, Sheffield Hallam and Lincoln, or moved straight into paid employment at companies including Santander, Grant Thornton and Nissan.

Business analysts work closely with companies and organisations to help them change and improve the way they do things. They work in many industries from IT and financial services to telecommunications and retail. Salaries for business analysts are between £30,000 and £50,000, depending on experience, the industry and the size and complexity of project they’re working on.

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT Management accountants are responsible for managing a company’s finances. They look after a company’s accounts. They also find ways of improving profitability and growth. So if you are interested in finance and business, this could be just what you’re looking for. Starting salaries are between £25,000 and £31,000 a year. Experienced management accountants usually earn between £32,000 and £50,000 a year.

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ACCOUNTANCY INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2) CODE: E1012 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the first stage of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Level 2 Certificate in Accountancy. The AAT is the world’s leading body for accounting technicians, making this programme essential for anyone looking to develop a career in accounting or finance. You will study a range of key topics, including basic costing, computerised accounts and more. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grade A-D or 9 -3,ideally including maths and English AND • Accountancy Level 1 OR • an equivalent Level 2 qualification with maths and English grade A*-D or 9 -3 What qualifications will I gain? • Accounting AAT Level 2 Certificate • Usage of Computerised Accounts Software College Certificate • Computerised Accounts City & Guilds Level 2 Award (small additional cost) AND • English and maths qualifications if required. Your future opportunities You can progress on to the Accountancy Level 3 programme (see next entry). Accounting technicians are skilled staff employed in jobs ranging from clerks to accounts department managers. They are increasingly required in industry and commerce, so if you have AAT qualifications at any level, your career prospects will be excellent.

ACCOUNTANCY ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

BUSINESS INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

CODE: E1013 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: E1010 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

What will I study?

What will I study?

This study programme will further develop your accountancy skills and knowledge. You will study a wide range of topics, including accounting knowledge, building your skills in costing, financial accounting, cash management, indirect tax-ethics and spreadsheets.

This study programme will provide you with a solid basis for progression in a number of business pathways, and will provide you with a sound knowledge of fundamental business concepts while also equipping you with essential business and study skills. The dynamic programme will also give you the opportunity to undertake work experience and organise College events. You will explore all the key functions of a modern business, including finance, human resources, customer service, economics, marketing and sales.

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • An Accounting AAT Level 2 qualification OR • Equivalent accounting qualification What qualifications will I gain? • Accounting AAT Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS points available:

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-4 including English and maths OR • Business Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 Years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in business Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered.

Up to 56 Your future opportunities You can progress on to our part-time Accounting AAT Level 4 Diploma (see our Part-Time guide for more information), or begin your career in an accountancy role.

What qualifications will I gain? • Business BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate AND • English and maths qualifications if required. Your future opportunities

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BUSINESS ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) CODE: E1011 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme will prepare you for a career in business by developing practical skills in an exciting learning environment. You will also develop a range of key skills and knowledge that will be essential for future employment or university study. You will develop practical skills in all areas of business, including accounting, marketing, management and more. What do I need to start? Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 including English and maths OR • A Business BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Level 2 Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Business BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS points available: Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress to full employment in a business role, on to further study at university or our Business HNC/D – see our Higher Education prospectus for more information. As part of the programme you will be given advice on developing a career in business to help you make the important decision about what to do next.

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DID YOU KNOW? Some of the major advances in the past century have been in health care, and as a result people are living for longer. This means more jobs are available in the health and social care services sector1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS As a Care & Childcare student, you will benefit from tutors who have previously enjoyed careers as nurses, health visitors, social workers, early years specialists, primary school teachers and care assistants, so you can draw on a huge range of vocational experience. You will be involved in a range of charity and fundraising events as well as practical and voluntary placement experience. We also hold a care and childcare progression event where we introduce students to local employers and help them identify employment opportunities within the professions. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION AT BEDFORD COLLEGE • Child & Family Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)

• Educational Practice Foundation Degree (FdA)

• Disability Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)

• Health & Social Care HNC/HND

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

• Psychology & Crime Foundation Degree (FdA)

• Early Years Studies Foundation Degree (FdA)

All Foundation Degrees are validated by, and lead to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Childcare • Fast Track to a Foundation Degree in Educational Practices • Health & Social Care

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Childcare

• Health & Social Care

We also offer apprenticeships in Children & Young People, Care Leadership & Management, Health & Social Care and Teaching Assistants. To find out more see page 30 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

90% In 2015 90% of students went on to degree-level study, at colleges and universities such as Bangor, Brighton and East Anglia, or moved straight into paid employment.

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB NURSERY MANAGER

SOCIAL WORKER

In charge of the day-to-day running of a nursery or other childcare setting, including managing staff and making sure the environment is safe and secure for children. This role usually requires an Advanced Level Childcare qualification and two years’ experience of working with children. Salaries can be between £22,000 and £35,000 a year.

A social worker helps people of all ages and backgrounds with various issues. This role requires an undergraduate degree in social work that is approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Starting salaries range from £19,500 to £25,000 a year and can rise to £26,000 and £40,000 with more experience and responsibility.

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CHILDCARE INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2) CODE: K1534 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme is ideal if you are planning to work with children, and offers excellent preparation for higher level courses in the childcare field. You will learn about the physical care and development of the child, working with children, preparing for employment, and emotional and social development. You will also learn about child development, play and practical activities, communication, and professional skills in working with babies and young children. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Childcare OR Health & Social Care Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in childcare. Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work in an early years placement. What qualifications will I gain? • Early Years Educator CACHE Level 2 AND • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities You can progress on to the Childcare Level 3 study programme (see next entry). You could also enter employment as a qualified assistant nursery nurse, combining your job with studying our part-time Early Years Educator Level 3 Diploma (see our Part-Time Guide).

CHILDCARE ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) CODE: K1535 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme prepares you to become an Early Years Educator, enabling you to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 0-7 years. The learning experience will be reflective of the current structure and expectations of the childcare sector and you will have the opportunity to put theory into practice by preparing and carrying out relevant activities in quality childcare placements covering ages 0-5 years. What do I need to start?

FAST-TRACK TO A FOUNDATION DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE FDA (LEVEL 3) CODE: K1556 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This Level 3 qualification will prepare you to become a teaching assistant and/or teacher, enabling you to work with children from 5 to 18 years. This qualification will prepare you for working unsupervised or in a supervisory capacity with children in a school setting. The course will prepare you for the Foundation Degree Educational Practice where in the third year you will have the opportunity to top up with a BA Honours in Applied Educational Studies.

• Early Years Educator Level 2 qualification with English and maths

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Early Years Educator Level 2 qualification with English and maths

Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work in an Early Years placement.

Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work in an early years placement.

What qualifications will I gain? • Early Years Educator CACHE Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

What qualifications will I gain? • Educational Practice Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR

UCAS points available: Up to 112 Your future opportunities On successful completion you can progress on to higher education or work in a supervisory role in the early years sector (subject to achieving grades 9-4 in GCSE English and maths).

UCAS points available: Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can apply to the Foundation Degree in Educational Practice. Following this, you can then progress on to a third year top-up degree, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a BA Applied Education Studies. With further study and teacher training Qualified Teacher Status can be achieved.

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HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: K639 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: K1005 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

What will I study? This study programme will give you an insight into working in the caring profession, allowing you to study a wide range of topics, including anatomy and physiology, the impact of diet, therapeutic activities and more. You will also gain real work experience in a variety of health and social care settings, such as with the elderly, children and those with learning disabilities.

What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the skills required to start a career in the health and social care profession. You will be able to specialise in either health care or social care, while gaining valuable work experience within a variety of settings, such as with the elderly, children and those with learning disabilities. You will study a range of topics, including anatomy and physiology, lifespan development, communication and more.

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Childcare or Health & Social Care Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

What do I need to start? Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-c or 9-4 ideally including English and maths (a science subject is also highly recommended) OR • Health and Social Care Level 2 Certificate at Merit level

Entry will also be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work in an early years placement. Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in health and social care. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered What qualifications will I gain? • Health and Social Care Level 2 Certificate AND • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities You can progress on to study our Health & Social Care Level 3 study programme (see next entry), or into employment within health and social care settings.

Entry will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will also need to demonstrate an ability to work in an Early Years placement. What qualifications will I gain? • Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma • Paediatric First Aid Level 2 AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS points available: Up to 168 Your future opportunities Depending on your chosen career, you can progress on to our HNC/HND in Health & Social Care (see our Higher Education prospectus), on to university to continue your studies, or into employment, where further work-based training qualifications can be gained.

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shane's story STUDYING: CHILDCARE ADVANCED LEVEL I’ve progressed through all the levels of childcare, initially starting with Foundation Skills as I didn’t have any qualifications when I left school. I’ve spent much of my life looking after my brothers who have special needs, so I know a lot about children and studying this programme seemed to make sense.

Now I’m progressing on to the second year of my Childcare Advanced Level qualification there are a lot of options open to me, including getting a job in the sector or going on to higher education.

I’m on a work placement now at Pilgrims PrePreparatory School working as a nursery nurse assistant. I’m involved in planning play activities, observing the children and understanding how we can help each child develop further or if they need help with a specific problem. Call: 01234 291000 Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk

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COMPUTING

DID YOU KNOW? Around 70% of all businesses employ people with STEM skills, including computing and IT.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS We ensure that you are at the cutting-edge of this exciting subject by teaching you the latest skills and techniques accredited by the world’s leading IT organisations, including Microsoft, CompTIA and Cisco. Our tutors have worked in the IT industry in a wide range of roles including networking, programming, PC maintenance, website development and helpdesk support, so you will benefit greatly from their expertise and industry knowledge. Outside of the classroom, educational visits are organised to give you the opportunity to see how IT is used in a real life setting. Previous visits include the Thinktank Science Museum in Birmingham, the Science Museum in London, CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Thorpe Park and Vauxhall. Our Cisco lab was used to host a warm-up for the WorldSkills IT Networking final held in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the WorldSkills organisers praised it as ‘one of the best’ in the UK. In the past our students have got through to the UK finals at the NEC in Birmingham where they had to work under pressure to produce high-quality websites and networks to win medals. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION AT BEDFORD COLLEGE • Computing & Systems Development BTEC HNC/HND

• IT, Networking & Security Foundation Degree (FdSc) Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Computing: Networking & Systems Support

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

• Computing: Software Development We also offer apprenticeships in IT Application Specialist and IT Software & Web Professionals. To find out more see page 30 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Computing

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

90% In 2015 90% of students went on to degree-level study, at colleges and universities such as Southampton, Sussex and East Anglia, moved straight into paid employment, or started an apprenticeship programme.

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB NETWORK MANAGER

WEB DEVELOPER

Network managers oversee the design, installation and administration of computer systems in an organisation. Starting salaries in the private sector can be between £24,000 and £27,000 a year. Experienced managers earn between £30,000 and £50,000.

Web developers design, build and maintain websites and web applications to meet their clients’ needs. Jobs can range from creating a staff intranet for an organisation to building a payment system for an online retailer. Starting salaries for junior roles are between £20,000 and £24,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to between £25,000 and £35,000. Lead web developers may earn up to £45,000 or more a year.

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COMPUTING INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2) CODE: F1045 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme will provide you with a varied knowledge and understanding of the information technology sector, as well as developing your computing skills and preparing you for a future career in the IT industry. You will study a wide range of topics, including installing and maintaining computer systems, technology systems, website development and more, together with some aspects of the creative industries, such as multimedia products development. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • IT Users BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths, plus a keen interest in IT What qualifications will I gain? • Information & Creative Technology BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate AND • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities The skills you will develop on this programme are highly valued by employers, and a wide range of entry level jobs in the IT industry will be available to you on completion. Examples of jobs you could apply for are help desk support technician and trainee website designer. You can also progress on to our Level 3 programme (see next entry) or an apprenticeship (see page 30).

COMPUTING ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT OR NETWORKING & SYSTEMS SUPPORT CODE: F1046 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the knowledge and experience required to start building a career in a range of IT jobs including programming, web design, technical support, and networking. You will acquire a range of IT-related skills to equip you for progression to employment or higher education. You will study a range of key topics, including computer systems, software development, website production, computer networks, digital graphics and more. What do I need to start? Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Information & Creative Technology BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Computing BTEC Level 3 (equivalent to 3 A-Levels) AND • English and maths qualifications if required • Some students will have the opportunity to gain a Technical Baccalaureate by completing a Level 3 in maths and a Level 3 Extended Project (equivalent to four A-Levels) UCAS points available: Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress to our HNC/HND in Computing and Systems Development, our Foundation Degree in IT, Networking and Security, use the UCAS points obtained on this programme to gain entry to university, or move into employment.

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mohammed's story

STUDYING: COMPUTING ADVANCED LEVEL PREVIOUS SCHOOL: BEDFORD ACADEMY I started at Bedford College on the Level 2 Computing study programme. I came to live in the UK in 2013, so I needed to study English alongside my Computing qualification in order to improve my language skills. I’ve had an interest in computing since childhood. The Level 2 study programme provided me with a broad introduction to IT, but I am really enjoying the Level 3 because we get to focus on networking. I find the way that computers communicate between each other really interesting. Generally, the programme is very well rounded and the facilities here are good compared to other colleges. I also really like the location of the College because it is near to the river and the town centre.

As part of the study programme, I have undertaken a 10 week work experience placement at the Kempston branch of Barclays Bank. I got involved in lots of different tasks including helping to sort documentation and helping customers who came into the bank. I also volunteered at The Skills Show, which is a big exhibition held at the NEC in Birmingham each year. The College had a stand there to exhibit its Computing courses and we had some ‘have a go’ networking activities that I helped visitors with. After my study programme I would like to go to university to study Computer Science.

The tutors are very good and supportive. They teach you in a more mature way than the teachers at school, and they give you the freedom to explore what interests you. Call: 01234 291000 Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk

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CONSTRUCTION

DID YOU KNOW? In the next five years it is expected that the UK construction industry is going to grow by 2.5% every year. 232,000 jobs are expected to be created due to high investment in infrastructure and growth in private housing.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS We’re at the cutting-edge of construction with our industry-class workshops and equipment. Our tutors have all enjoyed successful careers in the industry and now take the lead in shaping the UK’s construction and building services training sector, talking at high profile industry events such as Ecobuild, the leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment. This means they have direct input into what you, as a student, will learn to ensure that you stand out from the crowd when it comes to looking for a job. We also have strong links with local employers. During your programme you will work on and produce real life working projects. You will also be taken on trips, experience educational visits and have guest speakers from the industry come into College. For instance, Advanced Level Construction students were invited to view the first phases of construction at the Flitwick Leisure Centre, in order to use the development as a live case study in site management. Painting & Decorating students have been to the Dulux Decorating Centres and Brickwork students to Hampton Court to see the period brickwork first hand. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION AT BEDFORD COLLEGE • Construction BTEC HNC/HND

• Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc)

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Bench Joinery • Brickwork • Construction

• Painting & Decorating • Site Carpentry

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Bench Joinery • Brickwork • Construction

• Painting & Decorating • Site Carpentry

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

We also offer apprenticeships in Brickwork, Decorative Finishing, Wood Occupations and Technical & Professional. To find out more see page 30 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

82% In 2015 82% of students went on to degree-level study, at colleges and universities such as Derby, Leeds Beckett and Nottingham Trent, moved straight into paid employment, or started an apprenticeship programme at companies including KP Construction, Midland Painting and Higgins Construction.

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB BUILDING SURVEYOR

SITE MANAGER

Advising clients about the design and construction of new buildings, as well as the repair and maintenance of existing homes and commercial buildings. Newly-qualified graduates earn between £18,000 and £22,000 a year. With experience this can rise to between £23,000 and £38,000 a year.

Construction managers, also known as site managers or site agents, supervise and direct operations on a construction project to make sure it is completed safely, on time and within budget. Construction managers can earn from £27,000 to over £50,000 a year, depending on experience. Senior managers can earn £60,000 or more.

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BENCH JOINERY INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2) CODE: C1200 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to carry out a range of joinery work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies. You will gain a good overall understanding of the wood trade, as well as industry-recognised skills and qualifications, ensuring that you complete the course with a good grounding for future career development. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in joinery What qualifications will I gain? • Bench Joinery Cskills Level 2 Diploma • Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Test AND • English and maths qualifications if required

BENCH JOINERY ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

BRICKWORK INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

CODE: C1211 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: C452 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

What will I study?

What will I study?

This study programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to carry out a range of joinery work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies. You will study a range of advanced joinery units, including setting out complex joinery items, and marking out and manufacturing complex joinery items.

This programme will provide you with the training you will need to develop your skills and experience to carry out bricklaying to industry standards. You will study a range of key topics, including thin joint masonry, solid walling, cavity walling and more.

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • Bench Joinery Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills. What qualifications will I gain? • Bench Joinery Cskills Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities You can gain employment as a bench joinery apprentice, where you can convert your qualification to an NVQ Level 3 through further study at the College, or study Construction Level 3 (see next page) to pursue a career in construction management.

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • Bricklaying Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 in English and maths and a keen interest in brickwork What qualifications will I gain? • Bricklaying Skills Level 2 Diploma AND • Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Test • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities You can progress to the Brickwork Level 3 study programme (see next entry), or move into employment as a bricklayer.

Your future opportunities You can progress to our Bench Joinery Level 3 study programme (see next entry), or gain employment as a Bench Joinery apprentice (see page 30).

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BRICKWORK ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CONSTRUCTION ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

PAINTING & DECORATING INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

CODE: C796 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: C899 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: C453 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

What will I study?

What will I study?

What will I study?

This study programme will provide you with the training and experience you will need to develop advanced brickwork skills to an industry recognised standard, along with the additional skills required for supervisory roles. You will study a range of topics, including structural and decorative brickwork, repairing and maintaining masonry structures, erecting complex masonry structures and more.

This study programme will give you a good understanding of the whole construction process, giving you the opportunity to study a large number of interlinked units to broaden your industry knowledge. The programme will cover a wide range of topics, including building surveying, mechanical and electrical services, building regulations and more.

What do I need to start?

This study programme will provide you with the key knowledge and skills required for entering the painting and decorating industry, as well as giving you the confidence to tackle a number of small decorating projects. You will focus on various wall and ceiling coverings, including anaglypta, blown vinyl and vinyl papers. You will also learn about wood graining and marbling, and a variety of broken colour techniques.

Duration: 2 years

Duration: 1 year

• 4 GCSEs A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths

• Bricklaying Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain?

What do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • Painting & Decorating Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

• Bricklaying Skills Level 3 Diploma

• Construction & The Built Environment BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

AND

AND

• English and maths qualifications if required

• Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Test

• 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in painting and decorating

Your future opportunities

• English, ICT and maths qualifications if required

What qualifications will I gain?

UCAS points available:

• Painting & Decorating skills Level 2 Diploma

You can gain employment as a Bricklaying apprentice where you can convert your qualification to an NVQ Level 3 through further study at the College, or study Construction Level 3 (see next entry) to pursue a career in construction management.

Up to 168

Duration: 2 years

AND

Your future opportunities You can progress to higher education through the College’s Construction HNC (see our Higher Education prospectus for more information). Alternatively, you could progress on to our Construction Technical & Professional Advanced apprenticeship (see page 30) or pursue employment in the construction industry.

• Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Test • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities You can progress on to the Painting & Decorating Level 3 study programme (see next entry) or into a related apprenticeship.

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PAINTING & DECORATING ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

SITE CARPENTRY INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

SITE CARPENTRY ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: C459 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: C869 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: C460 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

What will I study?

What will I study?

What will I study?

This study programme will give you the confidence to manage small projects and provide you with the skills needed to decorate complex surfaces, whether with paint, paper or metal leaf. The programme involves more research than tuition, so you will be expected to solve problems and manage your own learning to meet the course requirements, and will cover installing lincrusta on to walls, intricate picking out, replica faux painting of marbles and woods.

You will acquire the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to carry out a range of joinery work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies. This course will enable you to gain a good overall understanding of the wood trade, while also providing you with industryrecognised skills and qualifications, ensuring that you complete the course with a good grounding for future career development.

You will acquire the skills and experience you need to carry out a wide range of carpentry work to the standards agreed by the leading industry bodies. The course will help widen your understanding of the industry in which you work, ensuring that you complete the course with a good grounding for future career development.

What do I need to start?

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year

• Site Carpentry Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills

• Site Carpentry BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

What qualifications will I gain?

• Painting & Decorating Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Painting & Decorating skills Level 3 Diploma

What do I need to start?

Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in carpentry

AND

What qualifications will I gain?

• English and maths qualifications if required

• Site Carpentry Cskills Level 2 Diploma

Your future opportunities You can gain employment as a Painting & Decorating apprentice, where you can convert your qualification to an NVQ Level 3 through further study at the College, or study our Construction Advanced Level programme (see page 62) to pursue a career in construction management.

AND • Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Test PLUS • English and maths skills Your future opportunities On successful completion of this course you could progress to Carpentry Advanced Level (see next entry). Alternatively, you could gain employment as a carpentry apprentice, where you can convert your qualification into an NVQ Level 2 by collecting work-based evidence.

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 Year

• Site Carpentry Cskills Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths skills Your future opportunities On successful completion of this course you could progress on to the Construction BTEC National Diploma. Alternatively, you could gain employment as a site carpentry apprentice in a wide range of organisations, such as construction companies, local authorities, public organisations or shop fitting companies. You could also convert your qualification into an NVQ Level 3 by collecting work-based evidence.

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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

DID YOU KNOW? From 2014 to 2024 it is expected that there will be a growth of 14% in employment of electricians. This equates to nearly 165,000 new employees needed.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our Electrical Installation study programmes will enable you to access a range of electrical jobs and careers, following in the footsteps of past students. Our students have gone on to work for major electrical contractors, on some very exciting projects including The Shard, Crossrail and Heathrow Airport. Others have joined apprenticeship programmes working for the Red Bull Formula One team. Our students have been on trips to look at how power stations operate. They also take part in both internal and external competitions with other colleges throughout the year with great prizes on offer. Every year we have local employers contact us to recruit our best students, give talks on what they look for in an individual and give away prizes for the best and most improved student. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION AT BEDFORD COLLEGE • Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc) Validated by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire.

• Electrical & Electronic Engineering HNC/HND

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Electrical Installation

We also offer apprenticeships in Electrical Installation. To find out more see page 30 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Electrical Installation

STUDENT

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DREAM JOB ELECTRICIAN

91% In 2015 91% of students went on to degree-level study, at colleges and universities, moved straight into paid employment, or started an apprenticeship programme.

Fitting and repairing electrical circuits and wiring in homes or businesses, this role requires industry-recognised training and qualifications. Newlyqualified electricians can earn between £19,000 and £22,000 a year.

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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: C469 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: C470 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

What will I study?

What will I study?

This study programme will give you an introduction to the skills you will need to carry out a range of electrical installation activities required to start work in the industry. Units of study will include an introduction to all types of circuits, including the theory and regulations behind them. You will also gain both practical and theoretical insights into the electrotechnical field of expertise.

This study programme is intended for those who want to expand their knowledge and proficiencies within the Electrotechnical industry. It will further give rise to the appreciation and principles that underpin a professional approach that is essential for those looking to further their career choices and progression to higher levels of education/training. The full-time Level 3 qualification lasts one year and is aimed at those who have recently completed a full-time Level 2 qualification or those with relevant experience and knowledge of the industry.

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths or • Relevant Level 1 qualification with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in electrical installation What qualifications will I gain? • Electrical Installation (Buildings & Structures) City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities After successfully completing this Level 2 study programme you can progress on to the technical Electrical Installation Level 3 study programme (part-time or full-time, see next entry) a Level 3 apprenticeship (see page 30) or move directly into employment.

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths or • Electrical Installation Level 2 Diploma with Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths If you are over 21 you can gain entry subject to a successful interview and written assessment, and will be considered individually on your experience rather than your qualifications. What qualifications will I gain? • Electrical Installation (Buildings & Structures) City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma Your future opportunities After successfully completing this Level 3 programme you can progress on to a relevant Level 4 technical course or the 2357 Level 3 NVQ, or undertake any of our Electrical CPD short courses.

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ENGINEERING

DID YOU KNOW? By 2022, it is estimated that engineering businesses will need to hire an additional 257,000 people to meet the demands of the UK economy.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our Engineering study programmes enable you to choose an area to specialise in and you will gain transferable skills, such as problem solving and project management, making you particularly attractive to potential employers. We have excellent links with industry, working with high technology companies such as Vauxhall, Lockheed Martin and Millbrook Proving Ground, so you will always be up to date with industry changes and developments – something that employers will be looking for. Advanced Level students have linked with Hybrid Air Vehicles to take part in a mini project judged by some of the team there. In addition, our student of the year won a week’s work experience in the summer and a guaranteed interview for Mercedes’ apprenticeship scheme. Our students also attended The Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham for a week at an exhibition of Aerospace Engineering and met Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION AT BEDFORD COLLEGE • Electrical & Electronic Engineering BTEC HNC/HND

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

• Mechanical Engineering BTEC HNC/HND • Engineering BSc (Hons)

Validated by, and leads to an award of, The University of Northampton.

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Aerospace Engineering

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

• Electrical & Electronic Engineering • Mechanical Engineering

We also offer apprenticeships in Engineering. To find out more see page 30 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Engineering

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

93% In 2015 93% of students went on to degree-level study, at colleges and universities such as Loughborough, Manchester Metropolitan and Birmingham, moved straight into paid employment or started an apprenticeship programme at companies including Vauxhall Motors, Jaguar and Axis Engineering.

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

ENGINEERING OPERATIVE

Designing, developing and building machine and equipment systems used in all industries from telecommunications to aerospace. Salaries start between £21,000 and £25,000 a year, experienced electronic engineers may earn up to £40,000 and this can rise to £45,000 for chartered engineers.

Carrying out work on machinery in various industries, from car production lines to maintaining wind turbines. Salaries start between £12,500 and £15,000 a year, rising to between £16,000 and £24,000 with experience.

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ENGINEERING INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2) CODE: D565 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme will provide you with a good level of knowledge and understanding of the basic engineering techniques used within the sector. You will study a wide variety of topics, including engineering materials, machining techniques, electronic circuit construction and more. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths What qualifications will I gain? • Engineering BTEC Level 2 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities You can progress on to the Engineering Level 3 study programme (see next entry), or into employment in the engineering industry at apprentice level.

ENGINEERING ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) AEROSPACE, ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC OR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CODE: D1426 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme has been developed with local employers to provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to gain confidence in Engineering. In your first year you will study for an Engineering BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma, before specialising in mechanical, electrical and electronic, or aeronautical engineering in your second year. What do I need to start? Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English, maths and science (maths must have been studied at the Higher tier rather than the Foundation tier) OR • Engineering Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Aeronautical, Electrical & Electronic or Mechanical Engineering BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (in your second year) UCAS points available Up to 168 Your future opportunities Successful completion of the second year will allow you to progress on to one of our Engineering HNC/HND programmes (see our Higher Education prospectus for more information), look for employment in the engineering industry or progress on to university.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS This study programme is ideal if you are a student whose first language is not English and you wish to develop your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for use in a variety of work, study and everyday life situations. The study programme is offered from beginner level through to advanced level. The study programme will allow you to learn and practise English in a variety of ways, including in the workplace. You will also develop using your maths skills in an English environment. 76

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ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) CODE: P2070 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? During this study programme you will cover a variety of language and other skills, including: • Reading, writing, listening and speaking • Grammar and structure • Pronunciation • Vocabulary development • Maths • ILT (using computers to learn language) • Employability skills (including work placements) You will also learn about Health, Education, Local Government, the Royal Family and other topics, which are all part of being a citizen in the UK. The level at which you start will depend on your existing skills. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year You do not need any qualifications to start, but you must be between 16 and 19 years old by 31 August 2017 and you must be normally resident in the UK. You will need to attend an assessment interview before you start to help decide which level is best for you. What qualifications will I gain? You will work towards ESOL awards and certificates and City & Guilds Functional Skills Maths certificates at an appropriate level. The levels are: • Entry Level 1 • Entry Level 2 • Entry Level 3 • Level 1 • Level 2 Your teachers will do practice exams with you throughout the year before entering you for exams. Your future opportunities On successful completion, you could continue to learn English at a higher level or progress on to another course at the College. (Please note that your English level will have to be at Level 1 or above to apply for other courses at the College.)

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FLORISTRY

DID YOU KNOW? There is currently a 37% skills shortage in this industry in the UK.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS As a Floristry student at our Shuttleworth College Campus, you will have everything you need to create beautiful floral designs including inspiring workshops and refrigerated storage rooms. Our Floristry tutors pride themselves on keeping up to date with new trends, including the use of European and modern design methods, and often demonstrate their own creative flair in national competitions and events. Past students have also gone on to various successes, including one who scooped a Gold medal and title of Chelsea Young Florist of the Year at the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show having created a fantasy dress crafted from floral blooms and two of our Intermediate Level Floristry students, who won the Zwetsloots Florist of the Year 2015 Trophy. There will be lots going on outside of the classroom as well. Our current students have recently visited the newly restored Swiss Gardens at Shuttleworth where they had a talk from the head gardener and they have also enjoyed numerous workshops and talks with local floristry businesses. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Floristry

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

• Floristry

STUDENT

ACHIEVE YOUR

DESTINATIONS

DREAM JOB FLORIST

50% In 2015 50% of Floristry students went on to further study or moved into paid employment in floristry shops or for events.

Designing and assembling flower arrangements, bouquets, wreaths and centre pieces for all sorts of different occasions. Junior florists are usually paid the National Minimum Wage. With experience, florists can earn between £16,000 and £25,000 a year.

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FLORISTRY INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

FLORISTRY ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: B434 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B535 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

What will I study?

What will I study?

Floristry is a diverse sector that includes private and corporate floristry, sales and marketing and buying for flower companies, creative demonstrations and event work. This study programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to meet the needs of this diverse and challenging industry. You will study a range of topics, including art and design for florists, hand-tied and floral designs, wedding and funeral designs and much more.

You will gain all the advanced skills and vocational knowledge needed for employment in the floristry sector. It will give you an in depth knowledge of running a floristry business, in addition to the advanced skills needed to create beautiful and modern floral designs.

What do I need to start?

AND

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Equivalent Level 1 qualification What qualifications will I gain? • Floristry NPTC Level 2 Diploma

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths • Floristry Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Floristry Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

AND

Your future opportunities

• English and maths qualifications if required

You can progress on to higher level courses at university, an apprenticeships or find work in the floristry industry.

Your future opportunities On successful completion of this course you could progress to Floristry Level 3. Alternatively, you could gain employment in the floristry industry.

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harriet's story STUDYING: FLORISTRY INTERMEDIATE LEVEL PREVIOUS SCHOOL: HIGHFIELD SCHOOL I have a part-time job in a florist and I really enjoy making people happy by doing something that makes me happy. One of the people I work with had already completed a Floristry course at Shuttleworth College and she highly recommended it. Although I live in Hertfordshire, it hasn’t been a problem getting there as I catch the College bus which stops in Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth and Baldock. We have a ‘Floristry Shop’ at the College, which is a big, walk-in, cold room that helps

to keep the flowers alive for longer. The local wholesaler delivers weekly, first thing on a Monday morning, and we can make suggestions about colour themes and the types of flowers we would like on a Friday, when our tutor places the order. I’m so pleased that I decided to do the study programme and I’m definitely a better florist now. I’ve been offered more work from the shop so I’m now working four days a week. Eventually I’d like to do an Advanced Level programme and I’d definitely consider doing it at Shuttleworth College.

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FOUNDATION EDUCATION SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS We offer a Foundation Skills programme aimed at young people with identified learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The programme will support you to develop your study and personal skills for progression on to higher level programmes at the College or in to work. Our supportive tutors will work with you to build flexible learning programmes that suit your individual goals and needs, and, on successful completion of the programme, you’ll have gained a range of new skills that will help you towards living independently, and significantly increase your study and employment options. The programme aims to develop your independence skills and help you to progress within a supported environment. You will take part in a range of subjects, which will include independent living skills, work preparation, community skills, English and maths. Alongside this you will undertake a supported work experience placement and a vocational option of your choice from a wide range of subjects, which include motor vehicle, art and media, catering and business, animal care etc. A number of our students have progressed into mainstream education, in subjects such as: • Animal Care • Childcare • Hair & Beauty • Health & Social Care • Motor Vehicle • Sport 82

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DID YOU KNOW? You will be based in our ÂŁ2 million Margaret Stansfeld Building. This beautiful new building opened in 2015 and provides a specialist environment for students aged 16+ with learning difficulties and disabilities.

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HAIr BEAUTY DID YOU KNOW? There is currently a skills shortage of 32% in this industry with a further 17,000 workers needed by 2020.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS We are renowned for producing award-winning students who consistently perform at their best. In the last few years alone, students have won the Pantene Pro-V Awards and the Hairdressing Council’s ‘Student of the Year’ award four times, as well as being placed first runner-up in the finals of the national Jane Iredale make-up competition out of over 200 colleges who entered. Just some of the secrets to this success are the industry knowledge that staff provide our students with, which keeps them up-todate with the latest techniques and trends, and the expert teaching of specific technical treatment skills. BROOKS Hair & Beauty Salon in Bedford town centre is our working salon, which is open to the public, and where, as a student, you will gain experience working with clients to meet their needs with full support from tutors. Our students also keep busy outside of the salon. Recently they have visited the Dermalogica headquarters for support and training in providing treatments with their products. They also get involved in the local community and in the past have offered mini treatments such as head massages and nail shaping for visitors to the Bedford Blues Rugby Charity Day. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION AT BEDFORD COLLEGE • Performance Production (Specialist Media Make-Up) BTEC HNC/HND

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Beauty Therapy

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

• Hairdressing

We also offer apprenticeships in Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing. To find out more see page 30 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Barbering • Beauty Therapy

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

• Hair & Media Make-Up • Hairdressing

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

83% In 2015 83% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities, moved straight into paid employment or started an apprenticeship programme at companies including Beauty of Bedford and 5th Avenue Hair & Beauty Salon.

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB NAIL TECHNICIAN

MAKEUP ARTIST

Improving the appearance of the hands, nails and cuticles through manicures, nail extensions and painting techniques. Salaries start between £12,000 and £16,000 a year. An experienced nail technician can earn £25,000 a year.

As a make-up artist you would apply make-up and style hair for anyone appearing in front of a camera or a live audience. You may work in film, television, theatre, concerts, photographic sessions or fashion shows. Make-up artists usually work on a freelance basis and are paid a fee for each contract. Rates can vary and will usually depend on the type of production you are working on. For example, a make-up artist working a 10-hour day on a TV drama could expect to earn around £210.

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BARBERING INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

BEAUTY THERAPY INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

BEAUTY THERAPY ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: J1059 LOCATION: BROOKS

CODE: J366 LOCATION: BROOKS

CODE: J363 LOCATION: BROOKS

What will I study?

What will I study?

What will I study?

You will learn traditional and modern cutting and styling techniques and facial hair shapes in gent’s hair. You will be based at BROOKS, our commercial salon, for your training and Jagged Edge Barbers for your work placement.

This study programme will equip you with the skills you need to carry out a range of beauty therapy treatments to a nationally recognised standard. You will study a diverse range of topics, including manicure, pedicure, waxing, facial treatments and more.

What do I need to start?

What do I need to start?

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 1 year

• 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 including English and maths

• 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 including English and maths

This study programme will provide you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for all aspects of beauty therapy. The programme will support the development of your ability to a nationally-recognised standard, and will help to progress your career to a higher level. You will study a range of topics, including Swedish body massage, advanced facial techniques, body contouring treatments, epilation, anatomy and physiology, and more.

OR

OR

What do I need to start?

• Equivalent Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

• Beauty Therapy and/or Hairdressing Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 2 years

Duration: 2 years

• 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and a keen interest in hairdressing. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered

• 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and a keen interest in Beauty Therapy

What qualifications will I gain?

What qualifications will I gain?

AND

What qualifications will I gain?

• Beauty Therapy City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

• Barbering Intermediate Level 2 Diploma

AND

AND

• English and maths qualifications if required

• English and maths qualifications if required

Your future opportunities

Your future opportunities At the end of this programme you will be a qualified Level 2 barber, ready to pursue a career in barbering with Jagged Edge subject to a successful interview.

You can gain employment as a Junior Therapist in a range of professional establishments, or progress on to our Level 3 Beauty Therapy study programme (see next entry).

• Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills • Beauty Therapy City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities You can progress on to employment in a range of professional establishments, such as salons, spas, cruise liners, setting up your own business or you could gain employment in the training of others. Higher level courses can also be taken in Epilation, or further courses are available to extend skills in areas such as reflexology, nail technology and many more.

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HAIR & MEDIA MAKE-UP INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

HAIRDRESSING INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

HAIRDRESSING ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: J1069 LOCATION: BROOKS

CODE: J444 LOCATION: BROOKS

CODE: J362 LOCATION: BROOKS

What will I study?

What will I study?

What will I study?

Based at our BROOKS Hair & Beauty salon you will build skills to start your career path in media make-up, learning the latest skills that focus on fashion and photographic media make-up.

• 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 including English and maths

This study programme will focus on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills required in the hairdressing industry, which will prepare you for progression to a higher level of study. You will learn how to consult with clients and promote products and services, and develop a variety of hairdressing skills in cutting, colouring and perming.

OR

What do I need to start?

This is the perfect course to advance your knowledge of hair skills, whilst learning new and advanced techniques to offer greater employment opportunities such as technical and training support within industry led manufacturers and the wig making industry. You will progress your skills and knowledge while working within the commercial surroundings of BROOKS Hair and Beauty Salon.

• Equivalent Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

Duration: 1 year

What do I need to start?

• 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 including English and maths

Duration: 1 year

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year

Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in hair and media make-up. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered

OR • Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma Duration: 2 years

• Hair & Media Make-Up Intermediate (Level 2) Diploma

• 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in hairdressing. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered

AND

What qualifications will I gain?

• English and maths qualifications if required

• Hairdressing City & Guilds VRQ Level 2 Diploma

Your future opportunities

AND

On completion of this programme you could progress on to the Level 3 Theatrical Media Make-Up programme (see page 121). This involves the application of prosthetic pieces, fantasy hair design for performers, and creating and casting small prosthetic pieces and bald caps.

• English and maths skills

What qualifications will I gain?

Your future opportunities You can progress on to further study in a relevant subject such as the Hairdressing Level 3 Diploma (see next entry). Alternatively, you could move into employment as a junior hairstylist in a salon.

• Hairdressing qualification at Level 2 with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Hairdressing City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities On successful completion of this programme you could progress on to further part-time courses or into a career such as Salon Manager, Rep Technician, Wig Maker, Session Stylist or Artistic Director. You could also undertake competition work, become self-employed or open your own salon.

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natasha's story STUDYING: BEAUTY THERAPY INTERMEDIATE LEVEL PREVIOUS SCHOOL: ASHCROFT SCHOOL We also cover health and safety, promotion and we get to work on the reception at BROOKS meeting and greeting customers.

I’ve always had a passion for beauty and knew it was what I wanted to do from quite a young age. My favourite beauty treatment that I like to give is a facial; it’s so relaxing and makes you feel better about yourself. One day I’d love to own my own spa. The study programme at College enables me to learn about lots of different treatments including waxing, manicures, pedicures and make-up – and because we are based in a working salon here at BROOKS, we have real clients to work with. It’s the fact that College is so hands-on that drew me to it after finishing school. Half of our time is spent in theory lessons and half doing practical, but I enjoy the theory just as much.

As part of the programme we have to do 50 hours of work experience, but I have done more hours than this at various places including Champneys Spa and local salons. We have also had training days with staff from Dermalogica and Steiner cruise ships. The tutors are really professional, easy to get along with and you know you can go to them for support. My next steps are to move on to the Level 3 study programme and also study for some of the part-time qualifications that the College offers. After that I will be looking at higher education courses.

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HORSE MANAGEMENT

DID YOU KNOW? Equestrianism is one of Great Britain’s top five Olympic and Paralympic Sports, and one of the few sports where men and women compete on equal terms.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our fantastic equine facilities in Mount Pleasant, part of Shuttleworth College Campus, are equipped with covered stabling, two indoor arenas, classrooms and a student rest room. Here you can take advantage of tuition in riding, as well as all aspects of horse care and management. Guest speakers visit Mount Pleasant to give lectures and demonstrations, which complement the clinics and events held at the College. Students also have the opportunity to organise and run competitions as part of their study programme. You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills through work experience in settings such as competition yards, veterinary centres and riding schools. There may also be the chance to compete in inter-college competitions across the country. Out of class, you will have the opportunity to go on numerous visits to places of interest, including studs, veterinary centres, horse sales and competitive events. Recent trips have included the National Stud and Racing Museum in Newmarket. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Horse Management

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Horse Care

We also offer apprenticeships in Horse Care and Horse Management. To find out more see page 30 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB HORSE GROOM

100% In 2015 100% of students went on to degree-level courses such as Equine Sports Science and Equine Business Management, moved straight into paid employment or started an apprenticeship programme at stud and competition yards.

A groom is responsible for the care and management of horses in a variety of settings, including riding schools and competition yards. They look after horses on a daily basis to make sure they are healthy and in good condition. Starting salaries are around £10,000 a year and experienced grooms can earn £16,000.

RIDING CENTRE MANAGER As a riding centre manager, you would be responsible for planning and running the centre’s activities, managing a team of staff and developing the business. Salaries can start at around £15,000 a year. Experienced managers can earn £20,000 or more. Salaries depend on the size of the centre, and whether extra benefits such as accommodation, stabling for your own horse and use of centre facilities are included.

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HORSE CARE INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

HORSE MANAGEMENT ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: B383 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B388 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

What will I study?

What will I study?

This study programme will provide you with an excellent foundation in the basic principles of horse care, and will equip you with the practical skills required for a career working with horses. There will be a large amount of practical study to help develop your skills in all areas of horse care, including horse health, horse feeding and fitting tack and equipment.

This study programme will enable you to study a wide range of practical and theoretical aspects of the horse industry. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the industry and develop skills in practical horse management, science and business. Practical aspects will include lungeing, long reining, stable management skills, fitting tack and equipment, and riding. You will also have the opportunity to take part in the show jumping and dressage competitions that the College holds.

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Equivalent Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in horse care. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered What qualifications will I gain? • Horse Care BTEC Level 2 Diploma AND • Functional Skills in English and maths Your future opportunities After completing this programme you will be ideally placed to progress on to our Horse Management Level 3 programme (see next entry).

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Horse Care BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills If you want to take the riding option of this programme you will be required to participate in a riding assessment. Please note that the riding centre has a 13 stone weight limit. What qualifications will I gain? • Horse Management BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS points available Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress to higher education to study an equine-related subject, or you could go on to work in the equine industry where there is a diverse range of jobs available.

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DAVID's story ALUMNI STUDIED: HORSE MANAGEMENT ADVANCED LEVEL University of Bedfordshire where he also won a scholarship. “University was a really attractive option for me because of the range of units the course offered and the fact that I’d always had an interest in human health, as well as equine”.

David had studied horse care at Shuttleworth College on day release from school and loved every minute of it. He jumped at the chance to study the subject full-time after his GCSEs and enrolled on to the Horse Management Level 3 Extended Diploma at Shuttleworth College. Since studying at Shuttleworth, David has worked his way up and is currently studying for a Masters in Sport Therapy. “I really enjoyed the programme at Shuttleworth College,” says David, “particularly the riding element. The facilities at the Equine Unit are good and all of my tutors were so helpful and keen to see you do well”. Shuttleworth had set David up for a successful future and, after taking a year out, he went on to study a Sports Therapy degree at the

For his Masters Degree, David is developing both a field-base motion capture system and a baseline measure of riders’ movements during equitation, with the intention of it being used as a training and therapeutic aid. He would later like to develop this into a PhD looking at integrating therapeutic interventions. “I’m also currently working in sport therapy in a private practice where I work with a number of horse riders,” says David. “I loved my time at Shuttleworth and would easily do it all over again.”

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Hospitality catering DID YOU KNOW? It is estimated that the sector requires 993,000 more staff by 2022, 870,000 of those to replace existing staff. And demand for graduates is also expected to grow, with 69,000 more managerial jobs over the next eight years.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Hospitality & Catering is a hugely varied industry that enables you to be creative, travel and meet new people. From hotels, bars, restaurants, hospitals and the armed services, if you have the drive and enthusiasm, there are many exciting opportunities for you to develop and succeed. Our training department, including our commercial 25 Restaurant, is the perfect place to hone your culinary talent or service skills. The restaurant is open to the public during term time, which means as a student you will be creating or serving delicious dishes to real paying customers under the watchful eye of our supportive tutors. Our students also benefit from participation in national and international competitions. We recently hosted one of six regional finals of Futurechef 2015, which involved exhibitors including Babcock International and BaxterStorey who were on hand to give careers advice to our students for prospective jobs and further training within the industry. One of our students also progressed on to the national final. A number of groups of Advanced Level students entered a national cooking competition, again held here on Campus, in conjunction with Terinex, who produce oven bags for the catering industry. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION AT BEDFORD COLLEGE • Hospitality Management BTEC HNC/HND

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Hospitality, Supervision & Leadership (Front of House)

• Professional Cookery

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

We also offer apprenticeships in Front of House Services and Professional Cookery. To find out more see page 30 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Hospitality & Catering (Front of House)

• Professional Cookery

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

86% In 2015 86% of students went on to degree-level courses at colleges and universities such as the University of Bedfordshire, or moved straight into paid employment.

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB CATERING MANAGER

CHEF

Planning and organising the food and drink service of an organisation or business, making sure the food is of a high quality and meets financial budgets. Salaries start between £20,000 and £25,000 a year, rising to £45,000 with experience.

Preparing food using a variety of cooking methods. Larger kitchens often require specialist roles such as pastry. Salaries vary depending on the type of role. Trainee Chefs start from around £13,000 a year and this can rise to £30,000 a year for Head Chefs.

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HOSPITALITY & CATERING INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2) FRONT OF HOUSE CODE: H1604 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme will teach you skills that will assist you in gaining employment in the exciting hospitality industry. You will learn valuable restaurant and bar skills along with customer focused skills and techniques. The qualification is highly sought after by restaurants and will increase your customer focused skills. You will cover a wide range of skills required in the Front of House area of the hospitality industry including: food and beverage service; customer service skills; Gauridon – flambé; wines and spirits service – including cocktails; marketing and promotions; stock control.

HOSPITALITY, SUPERVISION & LEADERSHIP ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) CODE: H663 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme will enable you to develop your leadership and supervisory skills in the hospitality industry. You will study a range of elements including: communications; leadership skills; customer service; stock control; supervisory operations; and effective use of resources. You will also have the opportunity to attend food related exhibitions. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year

What do I need to start?

• Food & Beverage Skills City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills

Duration: 1 year

What qualifications will I gain?

• Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

• City & Guilds Level 3 in Supervision and Leadership

Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in catering What qualifications will I gain? • Food & Beverage Service Skills City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma AND • Food Safety Level 2 Certificate • English and maths qualifications if required

AND • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities This qualification is an excellent stepping stone into a career in management, or to pursue higher education study such as our Hospitality Management BTEC HNC/HND (see our Higher Education prospectus).

PROFESSIONAL COOKERY INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2) CODE: H658 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme will equip you with the skills you need to prepare, cook and present food to a high professional standard. The programme will help you to develop your food preparation and cooking skills and learn to prepare a range of practical dishes. It will also enhance your knowledge of customer care, teamwork, hygiene, and health and safety practices. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths What qualifications will I gain? • Professional Cookery City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma AND • Food Safety Level 2 Certificate • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities You can progress on to a number of other Hospitality & Catering courses, such as our Professional Cookery Level 3 programme (see next entry).

Your future opportunities You can progress on to our Hospitality Supervision & Leadership Level 3 programme.

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PROFESSIONAL COOKERY ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) CODE: H664 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme will develop your culinary skills and enhance your supervisory knowledge in the running of a kitchen environment. During the programme you can study a broad range of topics, including preparing, cooking and finishing complex meat, fish and poultry dishes, as well as hot and cold sauces, vegetable dishes and complex soups. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • Professional Cookery City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Professional Cookery City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities You can progress on to our Hospitality HNC/D course (see our Higher Education prospectus for more information), or seek employment in the hospitality and catering industry.

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ellen's story STUDYING: PROFESSIONAL COOKERY INTERMEDIATE LEVEL PREVIOUS SCHOOL: IN AUSTRALIA want to complete the part-time cake decoration course before leaving College with the aim of eventually owning my own café or bakery.

I lived in Australia for 10 years before coming back to the UK last year. I absolutely love cooking and have a particular passion for pastry and cake decoration. I learnt a lot of what I know from my step mum by helping out at her café when we lived in Australia. My dad had studied plumbing at Bedford College when he was younger, so when we came back to the UK I decided to enrol on the Professional Cookery study programme. My tutors are really professional and will always help you out if you are having difficulty with something. The programme has helped me decide that I want to pursue a career in baking, so I am taking a part-time pastry course alongside the full-time cookery programme. I also

Alongside the cooking, we spend some time serving in 25 Restaurant, the College’s on site training restaurant which is open to the public. We also get practical experience in the College’s student restaurant, Munch & Mocha. On a Tuesday morning we work alongside the head chef to help prepare lunch for that day, including any soups, sauces and pasta bakes. Lessons at College are a lot more fun than at school. It’s also a more independent environment – you want to be there to learn and to work towards your own goals.

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land the environment

DID YOU KNOW? Agriculture in the United Kingdom uses 69% of the country’s land area, employs 476,000 people and contributes £9.9 billion to the economy.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS We are very privileged that our Shuttleworth College Campus is situated in a large conservation area containing grassland, woodland, wetland, a working farm, lakes and fisheries centre. Our students spend a lot of time out and about, seeing how things work in industry, as well as winning awards. In 2015, our Horticulture students won a silver medal for their garden design at the Ideal Home Show in London. They also had a visit from TV gardener David Domoney to give them advice about their design before the show. Horticulture students have also visited Stevenage Town Football Club to gain a more practical view of the work done by the groundsmen there. Our Agriculture students work closely with the local farmers and start early in the year with a crop walk with local agronomists to plan for the coming season. They also recently took a trip to the sugar beet factory in Bury St Edmunds to see what happens after the crop leaves the field. There are residential trips to look forward to: our Countryside students have enjoyed a week in the New Forest and Fisheries students spent a few days netting at the Lac de Villedon in France. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Agriculture

• Fisheries

• Countryside

• Horticulture

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Land Based Studies

• Horticulture We also offer apprenticeships in Agriculture, Environmental Conservation, Horticulture and Trees & Timber. To find out more see page 30 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

79% In 2015 79% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities such as the Royal Agricultural University, University of Hull and Harper Adams University, moved straight into paid employment or started an apprenticeship programme at companies including the Environmental Agency.

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB LANDSCAPER

FARM MANAGER

Building and maintaining private and public gardens and parks, as well as working on landscaping projects indoors, such as in a shopping centre. Salaries can be between £16,000 and £20,000 a year. More senior staff can earn up to £30,000.

This role could be involved in crop production, livestock or both. Responsibilities include creating targets for production, managing staff and marketing your produce. Starting salaries can be around £20,000 which could rise to £50,000 with experience.

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LAND-BASED STUDIES INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

AGRICULTURE ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

COUNTRYSIDE ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: B355 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B323 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B1279 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

What will I study? This study programme will cover the foundation knowledge and skills needed for you to progress on to Level 3 qualifications in Agriculture, Fisheries and Countryside Management, or for employment in land-based industries. You will gain a basic knowledge of estate maintenance, machinery maintenance, conservation, animal and plant husbandry, game management, business management and preparation for work.

What will I study? This study programme will ensure that you develop the vocational knowledge, understanding and skills that are required for employment in agriculture or allied industries. You will receive the training needed for a range of agricultural work, from smallholdings to modern farms. It is also ideal if you are interested in farming and allied industries such as machinery sales, animal nutrition, land management, seed production, fertiliser and agrochemical supply.

What do I need to start?

What do I need to start?

Duration: 1 year

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills

What will I study? This study programme will ensure that you develop the skills and vocational knowledge needed for employment in land-based industries. It’s designed to provide a springboard for you to progress on to a university degree, or to find work in the industry, which includes sectors as diverse as habitat conservation, game management, conservation and environmental assessment and estate management. You will also gain training if you are interested in working in allied industries, such as equipment sales, land-based industries, retail and recreation.

• 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 including English and maths OR • Land-Based Studies BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in land-based studies. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered What qualifications will I gain? • Countryside & Environment BTEC Level 2 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities You can progress on to a Level 3 Land-Based programme (see next entries), one of our apprenticeships (see page 32), or find employment in the agriculture, fisheries or countryside and environment industry.

What qualifications will I gain? • Agriculture BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required • Higher Level 3 maths and extended project providing additional UCAS entry points (optional) You will also have the opportunity to take the Safe Use of Pesticides NPTC Level 2 Award and NPTC Forklift Assessment for a small additional cost. UCAS points available Up to 168 for the Extended Diploma Your future opportunities You can progress on to our Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc) and, (once this is complete), top-up to a degree with the University of Bedfordshire. Alternatively you can take another higher education course in a related subject, go on to an advanced or higher apprenticeship or move into employment in the agriculture sector.

What do I need to start? Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Countryside Management BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required • Higher Level 3 maths and extended project providing additional UCAS entry points (optional) UCAS points available Up to 168 for the Extended Diploma Your future opportunities You can progress on to our Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc) and, (once this is complete), top-up to a degree with the University of Bedfordshire. Alternatively you can take another higher education course in a related subject, go on to an advanced or higher apprenticeship or move into employment in the agriculture sector.

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FISHERIES ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

HORTICULTURE INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

HORTICULTURE ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: B377 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B393 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B399 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the education and training you will need to progress to a university degree, or to find work in the fisheries industry, which consists of such sectors as fish production, acquaculture and sport fishing. The programme will also provide you with training if you are interested in allied industries, such as equipment sales, fish nutrition and breeding, coaching and conservation.

What will I study? This study programme has been developed to focus on the education and training of people who want to be involved in Horticulture, and is designed to provide you with a good foundation for progression to a Level 3 course in Horticulture, an apprenticeship or for employment in the horticulture industry. The programme will ensure that you develop the vocational knowledge, understanding and skills that are required for employment in land-based industries.

What will I study? This study programme will ensure that you develop the foundation skills and vocational knowledge needed to progress on to university or into work in a related industry, which consists of such sectors as landscape design, sports turf maintenance, arboriculture, plant and crop production and garden and estate maintenance.

What do I need to start? Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Fish Management BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required • Higher Level 3 maths and extended project providing additional UCAS entry points (optional) UCAS points available Up to 168 for the Extended Diploma Your future opportunities You can progress on to our Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc) and, (once this is complete), top-up to a degree with the University of Bedfordshire. Alternatively you can take another higher education course in a related subject, go on to an advanced or higher apprenticeship or move into employment in the fisheries industry, as well as other land-based industries.

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Land-Based Studies BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in horticulture. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered What qualifications will I gain? • Horticulture BTEC Level 2 Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required You will also have the opportunity to take the additional qualification of Practical Horticulture NPTC Level 1 Certificate for a small additional cost. Your future opportunities You can progress to our Level 3 Land-Based programmes, on to an apprenticeship or into employment in the land-based industries.

What do I need to start? Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Horticulture BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required • Higher Level 3 maths and extended project providing additional UCAS entry points (optional) Additional qualifications (at an additional cost) include: • Chainsaw & Related Operations NPTC Level 2 Award • Safe Use of Pesticides NPTC Level 2 Award • Practical Horticulture RHS Level 1 or 2 Certificate UCAS points available Up to 168 for the Extended Diploma Your future opportunities You can progress on to our Agriculture Foundation Degree (FdSc) and, (once this is complete), top-up to a degree with the University of Bedfordshire. Alternatively you can take another higher education course in a related subject, go on to an advanced or higher apprenticeship or move into employment in the horticultural industry.

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Abby's story STUDYING: AGRICULTURE ADVANCED LEVEL PREVIOUS SCHOOL: MANSHEAD SCHOOL, DUNSTABLE Once I’d finished my GCSEs I knew I wanted to go to college rather than stay on at school because I enjoy more practical based learning. Shuttleworth College has a really good reputation so we came to an Open Day. The Agriculture tutor was really nice; I had an interview and enrolled on to the course. I hadn’t studied Agriculture before but I really enjoy it. My favourite part is the livestock because it’s very rewarding and I enjoy the challenges it brings – looking after the sheep and cattle, and of course the lambing season! The facilities at Kingshill Farm are brilliant and there is a separate mechanisation yard with all the tractors and farming equipment. I’ve just joined the onsite gym and the library is good too. I live in Dunstable, which isn’t a problem because the College run bus service covers the area.

I’m looking forward to a work experience placement this September at a farm during the harvesting season. You are treated like an adult at College and I get on really well with the tutors – they are always there if you have any problems or questions. In fact, when I started at Shuttleworth I didn’t want to go to university, but my tutor has inspired me to learn more. I’d now love to go on to Harper Adams University when I finish here and hopefully pursue a career in farming. I’d recommend the course to others as it really helps you grow as a person.

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motor vehicle DID YOU KNOW? The UK’s automotive industry is poised for continued growth in both vehicle production and local sourcing of components. More than 5,000 jobs at vehicle and engine producers could be created, along with up to 28,000 in the supply chain, by the early 2020s.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our Vehicle Technology Centre in Kempston is kitted out with engine and repair bays, paint mix and spray rooms and a body repair area. All of our tutors have worked in garages in their careers and every one of our students agrees that they have up-to-date subject knowledge. This means we will teach you techniques that are likely to become compulsory in the future, such as working on electric cars. Our students also benefit from professional links with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) as well as major employers in the area to keep abreast of industry changes: just one example is Vauxhall Motors, who have donated a number of ex-trial vehicles to us to help students test their diagnostic skills on the very latest technology. Some of our students move on to apprenticeships after their course; some with Vauxhall where they have had great experiences, from being a member of a pit crew on the annual VXR Power Event, to servicing and preparing an ambulance for a 10,000 mile charity drive to Mongolia. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Motor Vehicle Maintenance

• Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Motor Vehicle Maintenance

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

• Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint We also offer apprenticeship programmes in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint. To find out more see page 30 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

69% In 2015 69% of students went on to degree-level study such as Motorsport Engineering at Swansea Metropolitan University or moved straight into paid employment at companies including Aston Martin.

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB MOTOR VEHICLE TECHNICIAN

MOTOR VEHICLE BODY REPAIRER

Repairing and servicing different vehicles, working on all areas from electrics to suspension, air-conditioning and engines. Salaries start between £15,000 and £20,000 a year, rising to £25,000 with experience.

Fixing or replacing damaged body parts on all types of vehicles with salaries between £13,000 to £18,000 a year. This can rise to between £20,000 and £28,000 with experience.

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MOTOR VEHICLE INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2) BODY REPAIR & PAINT

MOTOR VEHICLE ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) BODY REPAIR & PAINT

MOTOR VEHICLE INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2) MAINTENANCE

CODE: D850 LOCATION: VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

CODE: D1451 LOCATION: VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

CODE: D596 LOCATION: VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

What will I study?

What will I study? This study programme will introduce you to the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry, including the diagnosis of non-complex system faults. You will gain the essential knowledge required for work as a service technician working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. You will study a range of topics, including routine vehicle maintenance, removing and replacing engine units and more.

What will I study? This study programme will cover the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry, including basic body repair and refinishing techniques and procedures. You will gain essential knowledge for the body repairer and painter, working on a wide range of vehicles. You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, and other skills associated with working in a garage, dealership or specialist body repair shop. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • Transport Maintenance Level 1 Diploma and Accident Repair Level 1 Certificate with Functional Skills/GCSE at the appropriate level Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-3 including English and maths plus a keen interest in vehicles. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered What qualifications will I gain? • Introduction to Vehicle Technology Entry Level Diploma (3 years) • IMI Transport Maintenance Level 1 Diploma (2 years) • IMI Accident Repair Level 1 Certificate (2 years) • IMI Vehicle Accident Repair Body Principles Level 2 Diploma (1 year) • IMI Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles Level 2 Diploma (1 year) AND • GCSE/Functional Skills in English and maths (all years) Your future opportunities You can progress on to our Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint Level 3 study programme (see next entry), an apprenticeship or into employment.

This study programme will provide you with the advanced knowledge and skills required for vehicle body repair and paint, working on a wide range of vehicles. You will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage. What do I need to start? Duration: 2 years • IMI Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills/GCSE English and maths at the appropriate level What qualifications will I gain? • IMI Vehicle Accident Repair Body Principles Level 3 Diploma • IMI Vehicle Accident Paint Principles Level 3 Diploma AND • GCSEs/Functional Skills in English and maths if required Your future opportunities You can progress into employment in the motor industry, or undertake an apprenticeship in a related field.

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • Transport Maintenance Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills/GCSE at the appropriate level Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 including English and maths plus a keen interest in vehicles. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered What qualifications will I gain? • Introduction to Vehicle Technology Entry Level Diploma (3 years) • IMI Transport Maintenance Level 1 Diploma (2 years) • IMI Accident Repair Level 1 Certificate (2 years) • IMI Vehicle Accident Repair Body Principles Level 2 Diploma (1 year) • IMI Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 2 Diploma (1 year) AND • GCSE/Functional Skills in English and maths (all years) Your future opportunities You can progress on to our Motor Vehicle Maintenance Level 3 study programme (see next entry), on to an apprenticeship or into employment.

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MOTOR VEHICLE ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) MAINTENANCE CODE: D1181 LOCATION: VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE What will I study? Offered through the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), this study programme is a continuation from the Motor Vehicle Maintenance IMI Level 2 Diploma. The programme will build on your existing knowledge and develop your skills in advanced diagnostic and rectification techniques related to the mechanical and electrical systems of the vehicle. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • IMI Motor Vehicle Maintenance Level 2 with Functional Skills/GCSEs in English and maths at the appropriate level What qualifications will I gain? • IMI Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3 Diploma AND • GCSE/Functional Skills in English and maths UCAS points available Up to 168 for the Extended Diploma Your future opportunities You can progress on to an Apprenticeship programme (see page 30), or into employment in the Motor Vehicle sector as a trainee technician.

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tamara's story STUDYING: MOTOR VEHICLE ADVANCED LEVEL PREVIOUS SCHOOL: HASTINGSBURY UPPER SCHOOL I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I left school, but I had enjoyed studying Health & Social Care so I decided to enrol on to a childcare programme here at the College. However, I’d always had an interest in cars. My dad owned a garage and my brother works in vehicle accident repair. Coming from a mostly female dominated programme to this one was not a problem – there is a really nice atmosphere in the department and everyone is very welcoming. With no previous motor vehicle experience, I worked my way up. I enjoy the practical side of the programme as I like to get my hands dirty. The facilities are excellent – we usually get a car each to work on – and the tutors teach in a very interactive way. For example, they might bring a part of

an engine into a theory lesson to help explain something technical. I much prefer this way of learning, compared to school. We also have companies come in to talk to us about the motor vehicle industry, including the HGV division of John Lewis, which is based in Milton Keynes. Our tutor recently tasked us with contacting companies about apprenticeship programmes. I had seen a poster around College about Vauxhall apprenticeships and decided to apply. I have passed a maths assessment and have now got through to the second phase of the application process. I would like to pursue a career in the industry, preferably in management, such as a workshop manager, and an apprenticeship would be a good step towards this.

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outdoor ADVENTURE DID YOU KNOW? By 2020 there will be 611,000 people employed in the outdoor adventure industry, which means a further 33,000 will be needed.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our Shuttleworth College Campus has beautiful, spacious surroundings where you will develop your outdoor skills, as well as at other venues including Grafham Water Centre and Big Rock in Milton Keynes. You will be involved in a rotation of practical activities on a weekly basis, which will include kayaking, canoeing, orienteering, climbing, archery and sailing, and study a wide range of units associated with coaching, leadership and skills development. You will have the opportunity to undertake a group expedition, be required to attend residential trips to locations such as the Brecon Beacons and the Isle of Wight, and complete an extended work placement in an outdoor centre or related organisation. There will also be various day trips, practical days away and the opportunity to take additional qualifications in sailing, power boating, kayaking, canoeing, climbing and first aid. Some of our Outdoor Adventure students compete for the South East region for the GB elite slalom canoe squad (training at the 2012 Olympic venue, Lee Valley White Water Centre). One student is aiming for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and has found that the College location and timetable has enabled him to keep up his training while studying for a professional qualification. Another student, who lived on Campus in our halls of residence at Shuttleworth, is a downhill mountain biker who has competed at international level. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

HIGHER EDUCATION AT SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE • Outdoor Adventure Foundation Degree

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Outdoor Adventure

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Outdoor Adventure

STUDENT

ACHIEVE YOUR

DESTINATIONS

DREAM JOB

84% In 2015 84% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities such as Bangor, Bournemouth and Cumbria, moved straight into paid employment or started an apprenticeship programme.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES INSTRUCTOR Leading trips and teaching skills in various outdoor activities, such as sailing, climbing, canoeing and snow sports. This role requires excellent communication skills and the ability to lead and motivate people. Earnings start around £12,000 a year and, with experience, this can rise to £18,000 a year. Senior instructors and managers can earn £25,000 a year or more with experience.

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: B404 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

CODE: B414 LOCATION: SHUTTLEWORTH COLLEGE

What will I study?

What will I study?

This study programme combines both theory and practical sessions to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of a range of outdoor education occupations. It will also provide you with the opportunity to develop skills and experiences that will help you to pursue a career as an outdoor instructor but also open routes into the uniformed public services, and is ideal if you wish to join the armed forces, emergency services or paramedical services.

This course is ideal if you wish to build upon your knowledge to develop a career in the exciting and developing outdoor industry. It provides you with the detailed knowledge and practical skills you need for a successful career in the outdoor adventure industry. You will also study a wide range of units associated with coaching, leadership and skills development.

What do I need to start?

• 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths

Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Sport/Public Services NCFE Level 1 Diploma What qualifications will I gain? • NCFE in Sport (Outdoor Adventure) Level 2 AND • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities You can progress on to the Outdoor Adventure Level 3 study programme, or move into employment within the outdoor adventure sector.

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year

OR • Sport Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills with a keen interest in outdoor pursuits What qualifications will I gain? • Sport (Outdoor Adventure) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications • Emergency First Aid at Work QNUK Level 2 Award • English and maths skills UCAS points available Up to 168 for the Extended Diploma. Your future opportunities Being equivalent to three A-Levels, this qualification is recognised by universities, so you can go on to study subjects such as sports management, outdoor adventure, outdoor education, teaching, leisure and tourism and public services.

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performing arts, music media DID YOU KNOW? The UK’s creative Industries, which includes the film, television and music industries, are now worth £71.4 billion per year to the UK economy – generating just over a staggering £8 million an hour.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our South Bank Arts Centre provides the perfect creative spaces and equipment to help you develop the skills and work required to break into these competitive sectors, complete with a theatre and performance areas, recording studios and video production facilities. As a student, you will benefit from the expertise and contacts of our tutors who have had successful careers in the industries, including appearing in professional shows or broadcasting. You will also have plenty of opportunities to showcase your talents in competitions, learning tips from practising professionals and displaying your work and talent, such as at the renowned Performing Arts Showcase. One of our Media students once got to interview and film TV presenter Jonathan Ross and a Music student was placed second in a prestigious national piano competition. Our Music Performance students have represented the College at a ‘battle of the bands’ in Milton Keynes and visited Marshall Amps PLC headquarters in the town. Previous student trips have included visiting Broadway in New York to experience the home of American Musical Theatre, attending the Music Live exhibition, back stage tours of theatres in the West End and the Royal Shakespeare Company. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION AT BEDFORD COLLEGE • Media Production Foundation Degree (FdA) • Music Technology Foundation Degree (FdA)

• Performance Production (Specialist Media Make-Up) BTEC HNC/HND

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Media Production • Music: Music Performance • Music: Music Technology • Performing Arts: Acting

• Performing Arts: Dance • Performing Arts: Musical Theatre • Performing Arts: Technical Theatre & Stage Management • Theatrical Make-up

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Media Production • Music

• Performing Arts: Performance or Production

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

82% In 2015 82% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities such as Cardiff, Liverpool John Moores and Brighton or moved straight into paid employment.

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB PERFORMER

VIDEO EDITOR

There are many environments to work in as a performer, including on stage for live audiences, tours and community arts. Pathways include acting, dance and musical theatre, all of which need enthusiasm and commitment. Freelancers, are paid per contract or performance.

A video editor will create a piece of film ready to be shown on screen, making sure it flows well and gets the main point across. The role requires technical skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines. Salaries are around £18,000 a year. This could rise to between £20,000 and £35,000 with experience.

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MEDIA PRODUCTION INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

MEDIA PRODUCTION ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

MUSIC INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

CODE: L499 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: L501 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: L523 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

What will I study?

What will I study?

What will I study?

This course will give you digital media production skills and media industry knowledge including planning, organising and producing various digital media products including short films, adverts and written articles. You will develop knowledge of the ownership and function of modern media and apply this knowledge in a vocational context to your project work.

This study programme will introduce you to the practical skills required for sound recording, composing and music technology, including the creation and production of music through the use of computers and sound recording systems. You will study a range of key topics, including music theory, sequencing, the music business, sound recording and performance.

• 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 including English and maths

This study programme will give you the chance to engage with both practical and theoretical aspects of media production. You will also gain useful filmmaking skills and develop your knowledge of the media industry. Key areas studied will include planning, organising, shooting and editing short films and music videos. You will also develop knowledge of the ownership and function of modern media, and apply this in a vocational context. The qualification is entirely assessment driven and does not have external exams.

OR

What do I need to start?

OR

Duration: 2 years

• Music Technology Level 1 Extended Certificate with Functional Skills

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year

• Relevant Level 1 Diploma with Level 1 Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Creative Media Production BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate AND • English and maths skills

• 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 including English and maths OR • Creative Media Production BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate (Merit level or above) with Functional Skills Level 2

Your future opportunities

What qualifications will I gain?

On successful completion of this study programme you can progress on to study Media Production Level 3 or seek employment in the media industry.

• Creative Media Production BTEC Level 3 Diploma

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 including English and maths

AND • Evidence of previous musical study or instrumental skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths with a keen interest in music and evidence of previous musical study

OR

What qualifications will I gain?

• Creative Media Production BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

• Music Technology BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate

AND

AND

• English and maths qualifications if required UCAS points available Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress on to university, our Media Production Foundation Degree (see our Higher Education prospectus), or into employment.

• English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities On successful completion of this study programme you can progress on to study Music Performance or Music Technology Level 3 (see next entries).

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MUSIC ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) MUSIC PERFORMANCE

MUSIC ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

CODE: L1381 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE:L518 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

What will I study? This study programme will introduce you to key practical skills in music performance, rehearsal techniques and live sound, including composition and contemporary song-writing techniques. You will specialise in areas such as concert production and staging, operating live sound and events management. You will also learn the fundamentals of using computer software to produce and create music, using software such as Logic Studio, Ableton Live and Reason.

What will I study?

What do I need to start?

• 4 GCSEs A*-C or 9-4 including English and maths

Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 including English and maths OR • Music BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate with Functional Skills You will need to show evidence of previous musical study or instrumental skills. You will be asked to audition a short performance piece of your choice to demonstrate that you have the necessary instrumental or vocal ability to succeed. Some knowledge of music theory would also be advantageous. What qualifications will I gain? • Music BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required.Your future opportunities UCAS points available Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress on to our Music Technology Foundation Degree, (see our Higher Education prospectus), or into employment.

This study programme will introduce you to practical skills in sound recording, composing and music technology, including the creation and production of music through the use of computer and sound recording systems. During the programme you will study a range of topics, including sequencing, the music business, sound recording, DJ skills, love sound and performance. What do I need to start? Duration: 2 years

OR • Music Technology Level 2 Extended Certificate with Functional Skills/ GCSEs AND • Evidence of previous musical study or instrumental skills What qualifications will I gain? • Music BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS points available Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress on to our Music Technology Foundation Degree, (see our Higher Education prospectus), or into employment.

PERFORMING ARTS INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2) PERFORMANCE OR PRODUCTION CODE: L1381 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress to a higher level of study in the performing arts. The programme will provide you with an ideal introduction to a whole range of styles and disciplines, including acting, dance and musical theatre. There will be an emphasis on gaining practical performance experience, helping you to decide the routes you wish to take in the future. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 including English and maths OR • Performing Arts BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills AND • Previous experience within performing or production arts Entry will also be subject to passing an audition where you will be expected to perform a short piece within your chosen discipline (acting, dance or musical theatre). What qualifications will I gain? • Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate AND • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities You can progress to one of our Performing Arts Level 3 study programmes (see next entries), specialising in Acting, Dance, Production or Theatrical Make-Up.

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PERFORMING ARTS ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) ACTING

PERFORMING ARTS ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) DANCE

PERFORMING ARTS ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) MUSICAL THEATRE

CODE: L521 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: L520 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: L1291 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

What will I study? This study programme will help you to acquire general skills, knowledge and understanding of acting technique theatre and devising, classical and contemporary performance. You will focus on developing skills in characterisation, improving vocal and movement technique, be introduced to the work of key practitioners and have opportunities to take part in a range of performance pieces.

What will I study?

What will I study?

This study programme will equip you with dance skills across a broad range of disciplines, including ballet, contemporary and jazz. You will also develop choreographic skills, enabling you to create dance routines for yourself and others. During the programme you will study a number of academic units to develop your analytical skills, as well as your understanding of the performing arts industry and the role of dance within it.

This study programme is the stepping stone you need to realise your dreams if you are dazzled by the bright lights of the West End, a drama queen, dancing diva or singing star. The programme will focus on increasing your dancing and acting techniques, develop your vocal and signing techniques, and will offer you the opportunity to perform musical theatre works to a live audience.

What do I need to start? Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 including English and maths OR • Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills/GCSE English and maths grades A*-C or 9-4 AND • Previous experience within performing or production arts

What do I need to start?

What do I need to start? Duration: 2 years

Duration: 2 years

• 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 including English and maths

• 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 including English and maths

OR

OR • Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills/GCSE English and maths grades A*-C or 9-4 AND • Pass a dance audition workshop

• Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills/GCSE English and maths grades A*-C or 9-4 AND • Pass a dance audition workshop What qualifications will I gain?

Entry will also be subject to passing an acting audition where you will be required to perform one monologue lasting two minutes.

What qualifications will I gain?

• Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

• Performing Arts (Dance) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

AND

What qualifications will I gain? • Performing Arts (Acting) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

AND

• English and maths qualifications if required

• English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available

UCAS points available Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress on to higher education study, or on to a specialist acting school in your chosen discipline to further develop your career prospects.

UCAS points available Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress on to higher education study, or on to a specialist dance school in your chosen discipline to further develop your career prospects.

Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress on to a higher level qualification in a related subject, seek employment in the performing arts industry, or move on to a specialist musical theatre school.

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PRODUCTION ARTS ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) TECHNICAL THEATRE & STAGE MANAGEMENT CODE: L522 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme will give you an excellent opportunity to develop allround skills in set design, production, theatre management and many other areas. You will take part in production tasks, working on both small and large projects such as musical theatre performances, plays, dance shows and live music events. You will study a range of topics, including lighting and sound, set design and stage management. What do I need to start? Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 including English and maths OR • Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills/GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C or 9-4 AND • Some experience of theatre production What qualifications will I gain? • Production Arts BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS points available Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress on to higher education study, or on to a specialist school in your chosen discipline to further develop your career prospects.

PRODUCTION ARTS ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) THEATRICAL MAKE-UP CODE: L1531 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme will focus on developing skills in all areas of hair, make-up and special effects whilst developing an understanding of the various job roles within a production company. You will engage in production projects within our state of the art studio theatre where you will see your creative work come to life on performers within a range of different themed productions. You will work on both small scale and larger scale performance projects including special effects and prosthetics, a wide range of make-up and hair on performers, fantasy make-up and hair, period makeup and hair with wig making and the final End of Year Show. What do I need to start? Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 including English and maths OR • Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit level with Functional Skills/ GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C or 9-4 AND • Demonstrate prior experience in the field of performing arts What qualifications will I gain? • Production Arts BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS points available Up to 168 Your future opportunities You will be able to continue studying your chosen pathway at a higher level or go into employment.

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joel's story STUDYING: MUSIC TECHNOLOGY ADVANCED LEVEL PREVIOUS SCHOOL: RUSHMOOR SCHOOL After my GCSEs I considered A-Levels but I knew I wanted to specialise in music, so this programme at Bedford College was perfect for me.

I’ve also learned how to use all the technical equipment and gain a deeper understanding of how the music business works, including publishing rights.

The programme is great for people who are self-motivated, ready to work hard and have a passion to get into the music business. I’ve really enjoyed being able to work with professional software such as Logic Pro, which is one of the main industry programmes for writing music and creating audio effects. I didn’t originally see myself as a producer but now I feel that I have the skills to be able to go into the studio and produce my own work.

I’ve found the music facilities and equipment at Bedford College absolutely amazing – they have everything we need including a top notch recording studio and some great technicians who are always ready to help us.

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plumbing DID YOU KNOW? The Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians estimates the industry needs 35,000 new entrants just to stand still – and this figure will grow as the sector continues to recover.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS You’ll learn the technical skills you need for this demanding trade at our dedicated Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre based in Kempston, with a range of specialist facilities that recreate the real working environments you’ll encounter when pursuing your plumbing career. Approved by industry bodies including City & Guilds and the British Plumbing Employers Council (BPEC), our facilities and study programmes provide the very latest knowledge of traditional gas and plumbing techniques and state-of-the-art renewable technologies. We have excellent links with local employers, many of whom have direct input into the design of our programmes and will provide you with work experience. Opportunities like this not only improve your practical skills but demonstrate to future employers that you are enthusiastic, motivated and willing to learn on the job. We have a good relationship with Stuart Turner Pumps, Smith Brothers Stores Ltd, Danfoss, Speedfit and Salamander Pumps. These manufacturers and suppliers come into College to deliver presentations to students and demonstrations on products. You’ll also be encouraged to take your future career as far as you can. One of our apprentices won a bronze medal for plumbing at the UK Skills Show. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION AT BEDFORD COLLEGE • Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc)

• Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree (FdSc)

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

Validated by, and lead to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Plumbing

We also offer apprenticeship programmes in Plumbing. To find out more see page 30 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Plumbing

STUDENT

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DESTINATIONS

DREAM JOB PLUMBER

88% In 2015 88% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities, moved straight into employment or started an apprenticeship programme.

Fitting, servicing and repairing water pipes and heating systems, within homes and also in various sorts of businesses. When first qualified, plumbers can earn between £18,000 and £22,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to between £22,000 and £35,000 a year.

GAS SERVICE TECHNICIAN Gas service technicians install, service and repair gas appliances and heating systems. These include gas fires, boilers and cookers. They also include central heating and shower units. Qualified gas service technicians can earn between £24,000 and £38,000 a year.

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PLUMBING INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

PLUMBING ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: C464 LOCATION: GAS & PLUMBING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

CODE: C696 LOCATION: GAS & PLUMBING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

What will I study?

What will I study?

This study programme will equip you with the necessary practical and theoretical skills you need to carry out a range of plumbing work to standards agreed by the industry. You will study a broad range of topics, including central heating systems, electrical supplies, sanitation systems and more.

This study programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and theory you need to work in the plumbing industry. During the programme you will cover a wide range of topics, including planning complex domestic plumbing activities, service and maintenance, planning domestic plumbing gas systems and more.

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year

What do I need to start?

• 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths

Duration: 1 year

OR • Plumbing City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths with a keen interest in plumbing What qualifications will I gain? • Plumbing City & Guilds 6035 Level 2 Diploma AND • GCSEs in English and maths if required Your future opportunities You can progress on to the Plumbing Level 3 study programme (see next entry) or move into employment, where you can combine your job with part-time study at the College to gain a Plumbing NVQ Level 2.

• Plumbing City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Plumbing Studies City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma AND • GCSEs in English and maths if required Your future opportunities You can progress to employment in building, domestic, industry and commercial environments, where you could combine your job with part-time study at the College to gain an NVQ Level 2 and then NVQ Level 3 in order to become a qualified plumber. You could also progress on to our range of Foundation Degrees in Building Services or Sustainable Construction – see our Higher Education prospectus for more information.

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SPORT DID YOU KNOW? Supporting over 450,000 jobs in the UK, sport has become a £20 billion industry in the UK but experts believe this is just the beginning as more money flows into the fast growing sector.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our Sport students have access to a wide range of excellent facilities. Springs is our multi-million pound Sports Centre, home to the College’s highly-esteemed Sport Academy. It features a full sized sports hall, dance studio and fitness studio with cardiovascular equipment and weights. We also have access to fitness laboratories for sport science testing and to Kempston Football Club for outdoor sports. Our Sport Academy provides fantastic opportunities to develop your skills in football, rugby, female football and basketball, compete on behalf of the College and even lead to a career as a professional sports person. One of our past students represented Great Britain in the under 23’s 100m while another signed a deal with London Wasps Rugby Club, so we have a good track record. All of our students enjoy a number of trips including a five day multi-activity trip to Barcelona as well as local trips to sporting establishments such as Bounce, The National Football Museum and many more. Studying with us also gives you opportunities to gain coaching badges, a first aid qualification and gym instructor and personal training certificates. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION AT BEDFORD COLLEGE • Sport Science (Sport Coaching) Foundation Degree (FdSc)

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

• Sport Science (Personal Training) Foundation Degree (FdSc) Validated by, and lead to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Sport Development, Coaching & Fitness

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

• Sport: Football Excellence Scheme

We also offer apprenticeships in Exercise & Fitness. To find out more see page 30 or visit: www.bedford.ac.uk/ apprenticeships

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Sport

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

84% In 2015 84% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities such as the University of Bedfordshire, Liverpool John Moores University and Brighton University or moved straight into employment.

Helping people to improve their general health and fitness, by devising and implementing tailored training. Starting at around £13,000 a year, salaries could rise to between £14,000 and £20,000 a year.

SPORTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Organising sports-based projects and training to encourage people to take part in sport and to have a healthier lifestyle. Most Sports Development Officers can expect to earn between £23,000 and £35,000 a year.

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SPORT INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2) CODE: H647 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme will combine both theory and practical sessions to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of a range of sportsrelated occupations. The programme will focus on sport development and coaching, while also giving you the knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. You will also have full access to the College’s successful sport academies, which offer top training in a range of sports, including football, basketball, fitness academy and female academy. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Sport BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in sport

SPORT ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) DEVELOPMENT, COACHING & FITNESS

SPORT ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) FOOTBALL EXCELLENCE SCHEME

CODE: H649 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: H1568 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

What will I study?

What will I study? The Bedford College Football Excellence Scheme is run in partnership with AFC Kempston. You will study a Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness) Level 3 Diploma, while receiving three hours of professional coaching a week, representing Bedford College in the British Colleges Football League. The programme will offer opportunities to trial for regional and international teams, as well as progression into senior football.

This study programme is ideal if you want to build upon your knowledge to develop a career in the sports industry. You will study a wide range of subjects associated with sports, development, coaching and fitness, including the principles of anatomy and physiology, sport physiology, sports injuries and sports nutrition. You will also have access to the College’s successful sport academies. This Extended Diploma aims to extend your knowledge providing more depth about the subject, and is worth the equivalent of three A-Levels. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 including English and maths OR • Sport BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

What qualifications will I gain?

AND

• Sport BTEC Level 2 Diploma AND

• GCSEs in English and maths if required

• English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available

Your future opportunities You can progress on to the Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness), or Sport (Football Excellence Scheme) Level 3 study programmes.

Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress to higher education study, such as university or one of our Sport Foundation Degrees – see our Higher Education prospectus for more information. You will also be well-equipped to pursue career opportunities in the sports industry.

What do I need to start? Duration: 2 Years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and Maths OR • Sport BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills You must also have a good standard of football, as you will be selected for the course at a trial. You must also be aged between 16 and 17 on or before 1 September 2017. What qualifications will I gain? • Sport BTEC Level 3 Diploma (Football Excellence) • 1st4Sport Coaching Level 2 Award AND • English and maths qualifications if required UCAS points available Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress to higher education study, such as university or one of our Sport Foundation Degrees – see our Higher Education prospectus for more information. You will also be wellequipped to pursue career opportunities in the sports industry.

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RYAN'S story ALUMNI STUDIED: SPORT ADVANCED LEVEL Ryan has been a keen footballer since he was 14 and knew he wanted to study sport after finishing school. Having explored options at his local sixth form, he enrolled on to the Sport Level 3 Extended Diploma at Bedford College. “The tutors really sold the programme to me when I came to an open day,” says Ryan. “They said to me, ‘If you love sport it’s the best place to be’ – and they were right.” “I was quite shy when I started at College,” says Ryan. “I always had the desire to do well but lacked the confidence. College really helped me to progress.” After finishing his Level 3, Ryan moved on to the Sport Science Foundation Degree at the College and then completed a third year at the University of Bedfordshire. Now a graduate, he is looking to study further for a Masters. “Bedford College has done wonders for me,” says Ryan.

Ryan completed various work placements coaching in local schools during his time at College. “I’d watched people coaching others and realised that I too wanted to give something back. Some of my tutors were coaches outside of College, so they helped me to develop my technique.” Ryan is currently studying for his football coaching qualifications and working part-time for Luton Town Football Club as a coach and talent scout. “Confidence is a big thing and since leaving Bedford College I feel 10 feet tall. The College is in no doubt the reason I have got to where I am today”.

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travel tourism DID YOU KNOW? In the UK, the tourism industry employs around 2.65 million people, or 8% of the population, due to the UK being the 8th biggest tourist attraction.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Our Travel & Tourism department is pleased to announce that we are now part of Swissport Aviation’s Academy. Swissport is the world’s largest aviation services provider, and is offering a small number of colleges around the country the opportunity to become part of their academy. Being part the of the Swissport Academy will bring a number of benefits to our students including airport visits, guest speakers and a guaranteed interview with Swissport. Our students have a strong track record of finding fantastic employment after their course. Some have become cabin crew for Thomson, Monarch, easyJet and Ryanair; holiday reps for Thomas Cook, Thomson and Kuoni; ground staff for Virgin Atlantic; check-in staff for Menzies Aviation; and customer service staff for Signature Aviation. Our students also enjoy a number of trips, which have included a three day visit to Amsterdam and Bruges with city tours, a residential trip to Edinburgh, a river cruise and a traditional Dutch pancake dinner, as well as day trips to London, St Albans and Woburn Safari Park. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION AT BEDFORD COLLEGE • Travel & Tourism Management BTEC HNC/HND

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Travel & Tourism

PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE • Travel & Tourism

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

97% In 2015 97% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities such as Edinburgh Napier University, Southampton Solent University and London Metropolitan University or moved straight into employment at companies including Center Parcs UK, Thomson Holidays and Premier Inn.

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB CABIN CREW

HOTEL MANAGER

Assisting airline passengers before, during and after a flight to ensure they are safe and comfortable. Starting between £12,000 and £14,000 a year. This rises to between £15,000 and £21,000 a year with experience. Senior crew can earn up to £25,000 a year.

Overseeing all aspects of running a hotel on a daily basis. Starting at around £19,000 a year during training, and rising to £20,000 to £35,000 for a manager and £60,000 plus for a senior manager.

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TRAVEL & TOURISM INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2) CODE: H652 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills required for working in a junior position within the travel and tourism industry. You will develop your selling and communication skills and learn about tourist information services, worldwide travel destinations and the structure of the travel industry. You will gain a good insight into the travel and tourism industry and have the opportunity to progress further, either within education or through industry employment. What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Travel & Tourism Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills Duration: 2 years • 3 GCSEs grades A*-G or 9-2 ideally including English and maths and a keen interest in travel and tourism. Other relevant levels of qualifications or experience will be considered What qualifications will I gain? • Travel & Tourism Level 1 Diploma • Travel & Tourism City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma • Resort Representatives NCFE Level 2 Award AND • English and maths qualifications if required Your future opportunities You can progress on to the Travel & Tourism Level 3 study programme (see next entry). You can also seek employment in the travel and tourism industry as a trainee or apprentice at a travel agency, tour operator or visitor attraction.

TRAVEL & TOURISM ADVANCED (LEVEL 3) CODE: H655 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET What will I study? This study programme, designed by travel and tourism professionals, will provide you with skills and knowledge relevant to a range of different sectors within the travel and tourism industry. Your personal skills will be expanded through a variety of assessment methods to prepare you for the workplace. The course may cover the World of Travel & Tourism, Global Destinations, the Airport Experience, Working Overseas and Managing the Customer Experience. What do I need to start? Duration: 2 years • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 including English and maths OR • Travel & Tourism Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Travel & Tourism Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required • Additional qualifications may include NCFE resort reps and NCFC cabin crew UCAS points available Up to 168 Your future opportunities You can progress to our Travel & Tourism BTEC HNC/HND (see our Higher Education prospectus for more information), or use the UCAS points obtained on this programme to gain entry to university.

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DOMINIKA'S story STUDYING: TRAVEL & TOURISM ADVANCED LEVEL My journey at Bedford College started five years ago when I studied an Entry Level English Language programme. I’ve now progressed through three levels of Travel & Tourism and I’d like to go even further and study at higher education level.

The College also arranged some work experience for me at the Park Inn by Radisson Bedford Hotel. I was there for two weeks and worked on reception, behind the bar and in the restaurant. They offered me a job at the end of the two weeks, but I’ve decided to focus on my higher education studies instead.

I chose Travel & Tourism because I had always wanted to work as a member of cabin crew. In fact, I’ve already completed my cabin crew certificate, which was part of my programme last year. Call: 01234 291000 Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk

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uniformed public services DID YOU KNOW? Some of the biggest employers in the UK are in the public sector and in total over 6 million Britons work in this sector.1

SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS Studying Public Services will help you to develop the skills, fitness and determination to put yourself ahead of the rest, with career paths that include the armed forces, emergency services, paramedical services or the prison service. All of our lecturers have worked in public service roles such as police officers and soldiers, which give an extra dimension to lessons and will enable you to draw on their vocational experience. As a student, you will have opportunities to visit and train with the RAF, army and fire service. As well as this, you will be able to go on trips. Recent visits have included wild camping in Snowdonia National Park and work experience with the British Army, participating in fieldcraft and military exercises. You’ll also have access to a wide range of excellent facilities here on Campus. Springs is our multi-million pound sports centre, home to our highly-esteemed Sport Academy. We are also situated next to the river and various parks, which means access to kayaking, orienteering, raft building and other activities. 1

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YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY AT UNIVERSITY

LEVEL 3 ADVANCED • Uniformed Public Services

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE PROGRESS INTO EMPLOYMENT

• Uniformed Public Services

STUDENT DESTINATIONS

73% In 2015 73% of students went on to degree-level study at colleges and universities, such as the University of Exeter, or moved straight into employment.

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM JOB POLICE OFFICER

ARMY SOLDIER

Working to maintain order, officers help prevent crime and investigate incidents. The role requires you to have lived in the UK for three years, be over 18 and pass background and security checks. Earnings start between £19,000 and £22,000 a year, which, after several years’ experience, can rise to around £36,500 a year.

Working around the world fighting in combat zones, providing humanitarian services, or working in operations or logistics. This role requires self-discipline, confidence and the ability to think and react quickly. New recruits in training start on around £14,784 a year and when training is complete, this rises to around £18,305 a year, depending on the role.

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UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES INTERMEDIATE (LEVEL 2)

UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES ADVANCED (LEVEL 3)

CODE: K645 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

CODE: K646 LOCATION: CAULDWELL STREET

What will I study?

What will I study?

This study programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills and experiences that will help you to develop skills and experiences that will help you to pursue a career in the uniformed public services, and is ideal if you wish to join the armed forces, emergency services, paramedical services or the Prison Service. The study programme will allow you to participate in a wide range of activities to aid your learning, such as outdoor pursuits, fitness training and teambuilding events. You will gain valuable insight from current and former public services employees, as teaching staff have served as members of the Armed Forces or emergency services. You will also have the opportunity to meet working members of the public services.

This study programme will give you the opportunity to develop skills and experiences that will help you to pursue a career in the uniformed public services, and is designed for those who wish to join the armed forces, emergency services or Prison Service. You will cover topics that build upon your knowledge and personal development to help prepare you for applying to join a uniformed service. During your studies you will take part in a wide range of activities to aid your learning, such as outdoor pursuits, fitness training and teambuilding events.

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 3 GCSEs grades A*-D or 9-3 ideally including English and maths OR • Public Services BTEC Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Uniformed Public Services NCFE Level 2 Diploma AND

What do I need to start? Duration: 1 year • 4 GCSEs grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths OR • Uniformed Public Services NCFE Level 2 Diploma at Merit level with Functional Skills What qualifications will I gain? • Public Services BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

• English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available

Your future opportunities

Your future opportunities

You can progress on to the Uniformed Public Service Level 3 study programme (see next entry), or move into employment within the public services.

You can progress to a range of job roles within the public services or pursue further study at university.

Up to 168

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courtney'S story STUDYING: PUBLIC SERVICES ADVANCED LEVEL I completed my first year at sixth form but, because I’ve always been interested in a career in the armed forces or the emergency services, I decided that this specialist programme at Bedford College would give me far more insight and practical experience to achieve my goal. In fact, everything that we have done on the programme has been directly related to my future career, which is fantastic. Even my tutor is ex-military so he’s got direct experience, which is one of the best things about the programme.

One of the things that I really wanted to develop before I started the programme was my leadership skills and I’m glad to say that they have improved dramatically. Specific leadership units on the programme have given me a good understanding of what’s needed to become a good leader and how I can take those skills further when I go to Exeter University to study a Flexible Combined Honours (FCH) in Criminology and International Relations.

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HIGHER EDUCATION – AIM HIGHER If you’re thinking about taking a higher education qualification, university isn’t your only option – studying locally at Bedford College offers a higher education experience all about you.

Honours top-up Our close partnerships with regional universities give you the option to top-up to a full honours degree.

Dedicated higher education spaces We offer dedicated higher education spaces for students at our Bedford and Shuttleworth campuses.

Stay local Save thousands of pounds by studying locally and living at home. According to the NUS, student living costs, such as accommodation, now average £12,000 per year1.

More support Smaller class sizes and more oneto-one support from tutors when compared to university2.

What’s on offer? • BSc Degree • Foundation Degrees (FdA/FdSc) • Higher National Certificates & Diplomas (HNC & HND)

To find out more visit www.bedford.ac.uk/he 1 2

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• Teaching Qualifications • University Access Courses


Looking for A-Levels? If you want to study A-Levels and have your sights firmly set on university, The Bedford Sixth Form could be the place for you. We offer a sixth form experience that will make you stand out from the crowd. More choice, more opportunities With the chance to study unique combinations of A-Levels in over 30 subjects alongside a range of Level 3 Certificates and Diplomas.

Excellent pass rates In 2016 our A-Level students achieved a 97% pass rate.

Fantastic facilities A captivating mix of modern learning spaces and stunning period buildings, our amazing campus provides the perfect environment to achieve academic success.

Personal support

Experienced teachers

Your own personal tutor and a dedicated support team are on hand to provide one-to-one guidance on everything from finance and careers, to academic performance and personal wellbeing.

Our courses are taught by specialists in their subject area, including examiners with first-hand knowledge of how to achieve great results.

Life beyond the classroom Life at The Bedford Sixth Form doesn’t stop at the end of lessons – an extensive enrichment programme gives you the chance to get involved, challenge yourself and have fun.

A platform for success We’re fully focused on helping you to achieve the academic success that secures your place at university – in 2015 92% of our students progressed on to further study including university.

Want to learn more? Visit: www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk to find out the full story and download a copy of our new prospectus. Call: 01234 291000 Visit: www.bedford.ac.uk

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STUDY PROGRAMME index H

A

Access to Higher Education Accountancy Acting Agriculture Animal Care Animal Management Animation, Illustration & Games Design Art & Design

B

36 50 120 102 40 40 44 44

Barbering Beauty Therapy Bench Joinery Brickwork Business

86 86 64 64 50

C

Catering Childcare Computing Construction Countryside

96 54 60 65 102

Dance

120

D E

Electrical installation

70

Engineering

74

English for speakers of other languages

77

F Fashion & Textiles Fast-track to Educational Practices Fine Art Fisheries Floristry Foundation

G

45 54 45 103 80 82

Graphic Design

45

Hair & Media Make-Up Hairdressing Health & Social Care Horse Care Horse Management Horticulture Hospitality

87 87 55 92 92 103 96

Land-Based Studies

102

Media Production Motor Vehicle Body Repair & Paint Motor Vehicle Maintenance Music Music Performance Music Technology Musical Theatre

118 108 108 118 119 119 120

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M

N

Networking & System Support

O

Outdoor Adventure

114

Painting & Decorating Performing Arts Photography Plumbing Production Arts

65 119 46 126 121

Site Carpentry Software Development Sport Sport Development, Coaching & Fitness Sport Football Excellence Scheme

66 60 130 130 130

Theatrical Make-up Travel & Tourism

121 134

Uniformed Public Services

138

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S

T

U 142

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Disclaimer: While every effort is made to ensure that the information within this prospectus is correct at the time of printing, some details may be subject to change. Bedford College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if student numbers are insuficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course, we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

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